Jacky in the Kingdom of Women

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France | 2014 | 87 minutes | Riad Sattouf

Jacky au Royaume des Filles

October 28, 2014

In the People’s Democratic Republic of Bubunne, it's the women who are in power, who give the orders and who fight the wars, while the men wear veils and look after the home. 

One of these men, Jacky, has the same fantasy as all the bachelors in the land – to marry the Colonelle, daughter of the Supreme Leader, and have lots of daughters with her. Now if only he can finangle his way into the Presidential Ball... Part Cinderella, part Barbarella, and with a memorable cameo by The Artist filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius playing a prostitute/rebel commander, this brilliant, incisive political satire unspools like a fairytale gone cruelly and hilariously berserk.

  • Director: Riad Sattouf
  • Principal Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Charlotte Gainsboug, Didier Bourdon, Michel Hazanvicius
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 87 minutes
  • Producer: Anna-Dominique Toussaint
  • Screenplay: Riad Sattouf
  • Cinematographers: Josée Deshaies
  • Editors: Virginie Bruant
  • Music: Riad Sattouf
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam 14 (MovieZone Award)
  • Filmography: The French Kissers (2009)
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Pathe International