• Chouchou
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2003
Format : Feature
Running time : 105 (in minutes)

Synopsis : Chouchou (Gad Elmaleh), a young North African, arrives in Paris. His naive trick is to pass himself off as a Chilean exile fleeing the dictatorship. He is sheltered by Father Léon (Claude Brasseur), in charge of a local parish in a Parisian suburb, who agrees to take him in. Chouchou, whose deception is quickly exposed, retains the sympathy of Father Léon who finds him a job working for a psychoanalyst, Dr. Nicole Milovavich (Catherine Frot). Her job consists in receiving clients while maintaining the practice. Divided between a tumultuous cohabitation with Brother Jean (Roschdy Zem) and his job, Chouchou immerses himself in a phantasmagorical universe totally foreign to him. Gradually, he integrates and even begins to get out of it. He goes to Clichy in search of his nephew. This one became "Vanessa", a romantic singer in a Parisian nightclub "L'Apocalypse". Chouchou is happy to find himself in his element because he too cross-dresses at his own time. It is there that he meets Stanislas (Alain Chabat), a regular of the place. It is love at first sight... Chouchou is incredibly happy from this meeting until the day Inspector Grégoire appears. A patient of Doctor Milovavich, with a very strict behaviour. Chouchou's daily life is turned upside down and the fairy tale is threatened... image: Laurent Machuel, coprod. Films Christian Fechner - France 2 cinéma - Fechner Prod - KS2 Prod, distr. Warner Bros.


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