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Merci mon chien

Merci mon chien

A Feature film by Philippe Galland

Produced by C.A.P.A.C.

Release in France : 28/04/1999


    Amir is a young Pakistani who has been working for Jo for six years. Jo has a ready-to-wear clothes shop in the Sentier area and his business is prospering. He promised Amir that he would help him get his legal papers, but he has never kept his promise. Now he is sending Amir to his colleague Ralph in exchange for an unpaid debt from a card game. He thinks that this is a good opportunity to get rid of the illegal worker. Ralph is a fifty-year-old baby who keeps forgetting his appointments, his bank balance, and everything else that he should remember to run his life smoothly. His business is a complete disaster. A year later, Ralph's business has picked up, but Joe's is going down the drain. Thanks to whom? It is easy to answer this question if one follows Amir during his daily chores in the shop. But neither Jo nor Ralph's bother to take the time off to notice the hard work of this poor employee. Even if they did, they would not admit that a Pakistani is behind the success of the business. Secretly, Amir hopes that one day he will finally get his legal papers, if not a simple 'thank you' from his employers.

    Actors (23)

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    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Paul Claudon

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Galland, Jean-Pierre Hasson

    Director of Photography :

    Stéphane Gumuschian

    Sound assistant :

    Murielle Damain

    Production Manager :

    Xavier Amblard

    Editor :

    Patricia Ardouin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Florence Bodin-Joyeux

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Roueche

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Assistant Director :

    Olivier Desagnat

    Co-producer :

    Chris Bolzli

    Sound Recordist :

    Dominique Vieillard

    Assistant Operator :

    William O'Callaghan

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Sound editors :

    Fabrice Naud, Dominique Vieillard

    Production Designer :

    Roseanna Sacco

    Costume designer :

    Valentine Breton des Loys

    Still Photographer :

    Laurence Tremolet

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    Feature film

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    Immigration, Identity, Exile, Work

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    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)