This core of this encounter with Jean Rouch lies in the appropriateness of the "comme si" - "let's pretend", in which he describes what has become for him both a rule to live by and a rule to make films by: "By pretending something is true, you get much closer to reality". And as Jean Rouch, with his greatest friends, Damouré and Tallou, by his side, pretends to be making a film called "La Vache merveilleuse" [the fabulous cow], Jean-André Fieschi succeeds in defining the man and his method, creating here a moving homage imbued with the spirit of Rouch the film-maker. It is in his relationship, close and respectful, with his greatest African companions, Damouré and Tallou, that we discover the full personality of this man of the cinema - an improviser, a chameleon, at one with Africa.
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