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Made in France

A Feature film by Ahmed Bouchaala, Zakia Tahiri-Bouchaala

Produced by Île Productions

Release in France : 24/01/2001

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Executive Producer :

Île Productions

Foreign production companies :

Delux Productions, AT Production

French distribution :

Universal Pictures (France)

Co-productions :

M6 Films, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

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Patrick Morel, wearing a woman’s dress leaves a costume party. He goes to the bathroom of a café to make a phone call. Zoubida, a transvestite, grabs the chance to swap purses and disappears. Despite all his protests, Patrick is hauled off by the police and is now recognised by all as Ali Berrada, an Algerian transvestite and illegal immigrant. He shares a cell with Sonia, a beautiful Algerian, and Youssef, a nasty little show-off. All three are given expulsion orders. As they are being transferred to the airport, they manage to escape. It’s during their crazy escapade, in blend of comedy and emotion, that these three oddballs get to know, and then to love, each other.

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Raymond Blumenthal

Director of Photography :

Yves Cape

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Continuity supervisor :

Barbara Constantine

Music Composers :

Serge Perathoner, Jannick Top

Screenwriters :

Ahmed Bouchaala, Zakia Tahiri-Bouchaala, Fred Rubio, Bruno Dega

Sound recordists :

Laurent Lafran, Fred Dubois, Joël Rangon

Editor :

Roland Baudeau

Production Designer :

Patrick Gompertz

Costume designer :

Jackie Budin

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Feature film

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France, Belgium, Luxembourg

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Majority French (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)

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1 h 30 min

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Posters (1)

Directors (2)

Festival Selections (3)

Cannes Film Market - 2001

Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)