LA VACHE (2016)
A film by Mohamed Hamidi
Cast: Fatsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debbouze
English: The cow
Fatah little Algerian farmer only has eyes for his cow Jacqueline, he dreams of taking her to Paris, at the Salon de Agriculture. Upon receiving the precious invitation his village is amazed, he never left his country, but he takes the boat to Marseille to cross the whole of France on foot, direction Porte de Versailles in Paris. The opportunity for Fatah and Jacqueline of meeting people across the country with some surprises along the way. It is a human voyage unexpected and full of tenderness in France today.
Here is a feel good move the first of the year.The film begins at dawn in the heart of a garden. where Fatah is singing classic french song to his lettuces. It is dream to the agriculture salon in Paris with his cow. He will leave his children and wife to go to France. Farah is likable and has a love for his country as well as France. He will encounter during his voyage, His brother-in-law (Not too happy to see him) a plum French woman who thinks he is adorable, A count (no not count Dracula) and people across France will see him thanks to a TV reporter.
La Vache is an ode to tolerance and filled with hope tinged with nostalgia, one of those films that tickle your funny bone and will bring you happiness. It is a soft comedy intelligently written without the clichés. Let me tell you one thing it is rare to see such a comedy like this one those days. But the film would not be the same without the amazing talent of Fatsah Bouyahmed. It is full of energy and the film does not lack of qualities especially for the co-stars. A galvanizing music sign Ibrahim Maalouf and an extremely fine script. He has a big heart a beautiful soul and the film feels deeply human. It is a pure joy to watch such a work of art.