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A film by
Philippe Falardeau

Paul Ahmarani, Olivier Gourmet, Gabriel Arcand, Lorraine Pintal, Claudia Tagbo, Jean-Pierre Cassel

2006 –  Français – 105 minutes – 35mm – Couleur

Awards & Festivals 
– Director’s Fortnight Cannes – Closing Night Film
– New Directors / New Films presented at the MoMA, New York
– Pusan Int.Film Festival
– Soirée des Jutra -Winner of Best Film, Best Director, Best Scenario


Christal Films Distribution




Michel is an underachieving Belgian inventor who is misunderstood by his employer. However, his life is complicated when he discovers that he was adopted as a baby and was born secretly in a barn in Sainte-Cecile, Quebec.

With a new sense of purpose, Michel heads off to Canada to trace his natural parents. A series of coincidences and a chance encounter with the enigmatic Louis, driving a revolutionary electric car, sets in motion a series of life-changing events. What ensues is a compelling jigsaw where each scene is a new piece of the puzzle.


Writer and director : Philippe Falardeau
Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw (micro_scope)
Co-producer: Joseph Rouschop et Éric Tavitian (Tarantula Belgium & France)
Line producer: Sylvie Trudelle
Director of photography: André Turpin
Production designer: Jean Babin
Costume designer: Sophie Lefebvre
Montage : Frédérique Broos
Editor: Jarby McCoy
Sound: Laurent Benaïm, Sylvain Bellemare, Dominique Dalmasso