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Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (2014)

Jacky au royaume des filles (original title)
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In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. Jacky, a lovely young man who dreams of marrying the 'Colonelle' has to struggle like a Cinderella to realize his dreams.

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Riad Sattouf

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Riad Sattouf (original idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lacoste ... Jacky
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... La colonelle
Didier Bourdon ... Brunu
Anémone ... La générale
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... La chérife
Michel Hazanavicius ... Julin
Noémie Lvovsky ... Tata
Laure Marsac ... Zani, la mère
William Lebghil ... Vergio
Anthony Sonigo ... Juto
India Hair India Hair ... Corune
Béatrice de Staël Béatrice de Staël ... L'épicière
Frédéric Neidhardt Frédéric Neidhardt ... Le deuxième marion de Tata (as Fred Neidhardt)
Anamaria Vartolomei Anamaria Vartolomei ... Zonia
Valeria Golino ... Bradi Vune (as Valéria Golino)
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In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. Jacky, a lovely young man who dreams of marrying the 'Colonelle' has to struggle like a Cinderella to realize his dreams.

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jacky in Women's Kingdom See more »

Filming Locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent satire
18 May 2015 | by victoria-88682See all my reviews

The country is somewhat of a mix between Iran and North Korea. It's like in many Muslim countries but in reverse. Men have to wear veils and stay at home while women go to work and run everything... Men's freedoms are very limited, even thought the state claims to be a democracy, and they are the ones being objectified and preyed on. Jacky, being a handsome young man, is admired by many women in his village. However he only likes the Colonelle and dreams that she selects him to become his rider( it's because the country worships horses so some jokes are about riding). The movie is pretty much a Cinderella story but in reverse and with a twist. It was fun to watch so 10/10 from me.


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