An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fatsah Bouyahmed ...
Fatah
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Philippe
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Hassan
Hajar Masdouki ...
Naïma
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Samir du webcafé
Catherine Davenier ...
Jacqueline
Abdellah Chakiri ...
Mokhtar
Amal El Atrache ...
L'institutrice
Miloud Khetib ...
Hamé Hamed
Brigitte Guedj ...
Brigitte
Christian Ameri ...
Lucien
Sara Boutaghriad
Lamia El Wali
Mohamed Razine
Karina Marimon ...
Cathy
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An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.

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17 February 2016 (France)  »

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No se metan con mi vaca  »

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Around 01:04:54, the functionary keeps his hands along his body. On the next shot, his hands are on the bar. On the next shot, they are along his body again. And so on... See more »

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Fatah: C'est la faute de la poire!
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Features The Cow and I (1959) See more »

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Very good, solidly constructed Algerian-French cultural experience
4 October 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This here is not a complacent review out to be over-enthusiastic about the Algerian-French phenomenon, but rather one that looks at the genuine quality of this very refreshing, honest, solidly crafted and well inspired contemporary comedy.

The plot is simple, and it's the adventure in the various places it takes the lead 'Fatah', the journey including the different people, sensitivities and emotions he discovers, the Algeria vs France contradictions and intrinsic antagonisms, and ultimately, his epiphany while being away from home in discovering more about himself from a newer perspective.

The film overall is very well crafted, perfectly coherent and follows a very good rhythm. The jokes are good, the humor is lively and very culturally-charged and finally there are many little references/remarks/hints with implication and symbol that require a particular wit in understanding carefully laid throughout the playtime.


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