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Overview

Congorama

Two men who live in different nations on different continents discover how closely their fates have followed the same path in this drama from filmmaker Philippe Falardeau. Belgian engineer Michel Roy (Olivier Gourmet) looks after his ailing father Herve (Jean-Pierre Cassel) with the help of his wife Alice (Claudia Tagbo) and son Jules (Arnaud Mouithys). One day, Herve decides to share a long-held secret with his son -- Michel was actually adopted, and he was born to a poor family in Canada. Hoping to learn the truth about his birth parents, Michel flies to Quebec and makes his way to Sainte-Cecile, a farming community where Herve says he might find the truth about his heritage. After visiting with a priest sympathetic to his dilemma, Michel meets Louis Legros (Paul Ahmarani), whose electric auto sparks a conversation which leads to a fast friendship between them. As the narrative turns back to examine Louis' life and his efforts to publicize the work and theories of his father, a brilliant but little-known scientist, we see that Michel and Louis have been following similar paths throughout their lives, from unconventional births in Canada to a shared connection with the Congo. Congorama received its world premier at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened as part of the Directors Fortnight series.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2008
UPC: 0736899114824
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Facets
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olivier Gourmet Michel
Paul Ahmarani Louis
Jean-Pierre Cassel Herve
Gabriel Arcand Actor
Lorraine Pintal Actor
Claudia Tagbo Actor
Arnaud Mouithys Actor
Guy Pion Actor
Janine Sutto Actor
Marie Brassard Actor
Henri Chasse Actor

Technical Credits
Philippe Falardeau Director,Screenwriter
Jean Babin Art Director
Emmanuelle Beaugrand-Champagne Casting
Sylvain Bellemare Sound/Sound Designer
Laurent Benaim Sound/Sound Designer
Frederique Broos Editor
Dominique Dalmasso Sound/Sound Designer
Luc Dery Producer
Sophie Lefebvre Costumes/Costume Designer
Jarby McCoy Score Composer
Kim McCraw Associate Producer
Joseph Rouschop Co-producer
Eric Tavitian Co-producer
André Turpin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Congorama
1. Speech Writing [2:48]
2. Fathers and Sons [12:05]
3. Montreal [5:22]
4. Saint Cecile [7:09]
5. Journey to Wakefield [8:36]
6. Crash [5:09]
7. Louis [18:15]
8. Searching For Dad's Legacy [8:15]
9. From Louis' Perspective [4:42]
10. Two Years Later [7:24]
11. Meeting Again in Belgium [9:50]
12. Like Father Like Son [15:15]

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