Michel is a Belgian inventor who is misunderstood by his employer. At 42, he learns that he was an adopted child that that he was secretly born in a barn in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. Inventing a professional excuse, he travels to Sainte-Cecile but fails to find his biological family. Just as he is about to give up and return home to Belgium, he meets a man driving an anachronistic electric car. On the road to Montreal, they have an accident that will change not only their lives but also the future of the automobile industry.
Philippe Falardeau studied political sciences and came to filmmaking in 1992 when he took part in the popular Radio-Canada television program, La Course destination monde, in which candidates have the opportunity to shoot short documentary films. He came out winner and subsequently directed Pâté chinois, a documentary on Chinese immigration to Canada for the National Film Board of Canada. In 2000, he made his first theatrical feature, La Moitié gauche du frigo, which won the Claude Jutra Award and was voted best Canadian first feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. Congorama is his second feature.
Sylvain Bellemare, Laurent Benaïm, Dominique Dalmasso
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