Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father, needing to work long hours in the factory, can't look after him, so decides to put him and his older brother Abdel in foster care. Sent to the countryside, Abdel has to work on a farm, but Messaoud is taken in by a childless woman, who conceals his Arab origins from her fiercely Gaullist ex-army husband. Re-named Michel/Michou, and with his hair comically dyed blond, the young boy quickly steals the hearts of both foster-parents, and eventually is instrumental in saving their troubled marriage.
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Movie is based on a true story. End credits tell the present situation of the main characters. See more
Michou is referring to a famous series on TV in France, Thierry la Fronde, which aired for the first time in 1963, which is two or three years later as the war in Algeria is not over yet according to the plot. See more
28 February 2007 (France)
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Also Known As:
Le'ehov et Michou
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,754,566
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