An eccentric Belgian inventor travels to Québec to search for his family, which uncovers a secret history between two seemingly unrelated people.

Director:

Reviews
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Benoit and Maryse: a brother and sister with seemingly normal lives. Everything is changed by a series of coincidences... and the arrival of a man claiming to come from the future.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur
Stars: Francis La Haye, Fanny Mallette, Michel Daigle
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Jalil Lespert, Philippe Fretun
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the death of his mother, a man tries to discover a meaning to his life, to the universe and to rebuild a relationship with the only family he has left: his brother.

Director: Robert Lepage
Stars: Robert Lepage, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Marco Poulin
Uranus (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc
The Novena (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The faith of a caring physician and an unquestioningly religious youth is shaken to the core when the pair is inexplicably brought together.

Director: Bernard Émond
Stars: Elise Guilbault, Patrick Drolet, Marie-Josée Bastien
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in a dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Cameron Bancroft
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Québec-Montréal: 250 km of asphalt, nine thirty-something travelers, four cars, one destination. The journey becomes an opportunity to share points of view about life and discuss troubling ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi
Stars: Patrice Robitaille, Jean-Phillipe Pearson, Stéphane Breton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

Director: Jean-François Pouliot
Stars: David Boutin, Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A French-American in Paris lives by sponging off his working friends, and throws a party using borrowed money when his rich American aunt dies, believing firmly in his horoscope.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Jess Hahn, Michèle Girardon, Van Doude
Blood Wedding (1981)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez
Mon amie Max (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Catherine, a concert pianist, is surprised one night by the arrival of her best friend from childhood, Marie-Alexandrine (Max), whom she hasn't seen for 25 years. Catherine and Max were ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Brault
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Marthe Keller, Johanne McKay
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After another cardiac arrest, Armand knows he doesn't have long to live. But after more than 70 years in the same house, he doesn't want to die anywhere else. His wife, Rose, has secretly ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Pierre Lefebvre
Stars: Marthe Nadeau, J. Léo Gagnon, Marcel Sabourin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michel Roy
Paul Ahmarani ...
Louis Legros
...
Hervé Roy
Claudia Tagbo ...
Alice Roy
...
Priest
Lorraine Pintal ...
Lucie
Arnaud Mouithys ...
Jules Roy
Guy Pion ...
Germain Collignon
Janine Sutto ...
Sister Lafrance
Marie Brassard ...
Madeleine Longsdale
Henri Chassé ...
Energy Minister
Jules Philip ...
Man in Alcove
Mireille Bailly ...
Lawyer
Carlo Ferrante ...
TV Host
Jean-Luc Couchard ...
Journalist
Edit

Storyline

Michel, the Belgian son of a paralyzed writer, husband of a Congolese refugee, and father of a future tennis champion, is an erratic inventor misunderstood by his employer. At age 41, he learns that he was born secretly in a barn in Québec, in the town of Sainte-Cécile, and given up for adoption shortly afterward. In the summer of 2000, Michel goes there and finds a sleepy village that soon makes him want to run back home. There, he meets a man who drives a car with a technologically advanced hybrid engine. On their way back to Montréal, an accident changes their lives forever, and what is uncovered will challenge the very future of the automotive industry. Welcome to "Congorama." Written by Philippe Falardeau

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 2007 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Kongorama  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French visa #112296 delivered on 20 October 2006. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits, the shot of the emu is shown again in reverse. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pay full price for this one!
17 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this film at the Cleveland International Film Festival. I originally wanted to see another movie since the description of Congorama didn't interest me. But we ended up compromising on this one and it was a great choice. It really surprised me because it wasn't just about his inventions, but his mid-life identity crisis- due to the fact that he discovers he was adopted. This film is definitely worth the ticket price. I really enjoyed the unique story and the subtle twists in plot. This movie was written well. It left just enough questions for my husband and I to talk about Congorama the whole way home. There are a couple funny points in the film, especially with the main character "stuck in a rut." I believe that Olivier Gourmet did a great job of playing Michel, the inventor/engineer who just can't get a break. Sitting in the theater, I genuinely felt like I knew him from watching his story unfold. His inventions were actually decent... Who wouldn't want a solar-powered "Turtle Trotter" lawn mower? I'd buy it!


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack Listing yets
Great Movie bauhausblack
Ducros Lumber Guy RaymondKevin
Discuss Congorama (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?