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Made in France

Made in France

A Feature film by Ahmed Bouchaala, Zakia Tahiri-Bouchaala

Produced by Île Productions

Release in France : 24/01/2001


    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.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (5)

    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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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Raymond Blumenthal

    Screenwriters :

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

    Sound recordists :

    Laurent Lafran, Fred Dubois

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Assistant editor :

    Margot Meynier

    Production Designers :

    Patrick Gompertz, Célia Ducloux

    Costume designer :

    Jackie Budin

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Paul Kieffer

    Assistant Director :

    Jean-Luc Roze

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Cape

    Assistant Operators :

    Hervé Lodé, Théo Theodorides

    Editor :

    Roland Baubeau

    Continuity supervisor :

    Barbara Constantine

    Music Composers :

    Serge Perathoner, Jannick Top

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Rangon

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium, Luxembourg

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)

    Directors (2)

    Festival Selections (3)

    Cannes Film Market - 2001

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)