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A Cow and the Boy

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…

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    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    International releases (3)

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    About

    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 (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Poiré

    Sound Recordist :

    Yves Osmu

    Director of Photography :

    Luc Drion

    Assistant Operators :

    Dominique Delguste, Maxime Héraud, Steve Moreau

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Guillaume Andreu, Laurent Renard

    Assistant Editor :

    Antoine Battistelli

    Production Designer :

    Dominique André

    Costume designer :

    Sylvie de Segonzac

    Still Photographer :

    Dominique Le Strat

    Assistant directors :

    Thierry Mauvoisin, George Every, Nicolas Pagnol

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Muyl, Philippe Le Dem

    Sound Assistant :

    Yves Levêque

    Production managers :

    Philippe Schwartz, Philippe Desmoulins

    Editor :

    Catherine Kelber

    Continuity supervisors :

    Anne-Marie Garcia, Isabelle Perrin-Thevenet

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    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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    Selections (4)

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