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A Cow and the Boy

A Feature film by Philippe Muyl

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 28/06/2000

    Synopsis

    Romain, a farmer and widower in Brittany, owns a herd of about twenty cows. He has an eight year-old son called Lucas. The boy's mother died during childbirth. When they first came to live on the farm, Romain gave his wife a cow from the very distinctive Galloway breed (small and white, with big black ears). Romain, who has always dreamed of travelling to far-off lands, named his cows after Polynesian islands. The Galloway cow is called Fatoré. At the beginning of our story Fatoré gives birth to a little calf called Maéva. Unfortunately, the birth is complicated and Fatoré dies during it. Struck by the same fate, Lucas and Maéva became extraordinarily good friends…

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    Subject

    I started with a light-hearted story to deal with the subjects that interest me most: a boy’s relationship with his father; the absence of his mother; the often contemptuous way people treat animals (and therefore nature); the way in which they are intrinsically linked to the world they live in; their relationship to power; my own philosophical musings. Yet it’s also a very personal film. I’ve slipped in little things and provided my own vision – maybe a little naïve – of today’s world.

    Philippe Muyl, Director

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Poiré

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Muyl, Philippe Le Dem

    Sound Recordist :

    Yves Osmu

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Guillaume Andreu

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne-Marie Garcia

    Costume designer :

    Sylvie de Segonzac

    Assistant Director :

    Thierry Mauvoisin

    Director of Photography :

    Luc Drion

    Production managers :

    Philippe Schwartz, Philippe Desmoulins

    Editor :

    Catherine Kelber

    Production Designer :

    Dominique André

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    28/06/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    97.323

    Visa issue date :

    04/05/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (4)

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