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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

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France, USA | 2018 | 92mins | M Offensive language

  • Directed by Ken Scott (‘Delivery Man’, ‘Starbuck’, ‘Unfinished Business’)
  • Starring Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Mar Sodupe, Seema Biswas, Gérard Jugnot
  • Written by Luc Bossi, Jon Goldman (based on the novel ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe’ by Romain Puértolas)
  • Drama

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  • 9 May, Thursday, 7:30PM Members Night, NEW
  • 11 May, Saturday, 7:30PM
  • 15 May, Wednesday, 2PM
  • 19 May, Sunday, 2PM
  • 20 May, Monday, 7:30PM
  • 27 May, Monday, 7:30PM

Ajatashatru Lavash Patel, who has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood, is a street magician and trickster who makes people into believing he possesses special magic powers. After his mother’s untimely death, he sets off on a journey to find his estranged father in Paris with a fake EUR 100 note.

There he meets a woman named Marie Riviere whom he initially swindles, but is quickly attracted to her personality.

Aja then experiences a series of wide-ranging adventures around the world, initially in an IKEA wardrobe, then a Louis Vuitton suitcase, and a hot air balloon to Tripoli, Libya, while being pursued by Parisian taxi-driver Gustave Palourde whom he swindled out of a cab fare back in Paris and who wants to stab him.

Along the way, he befriends a Sudanese man named Wiraj, an illegal immigrant whom he meets in a vegetable lorry.

Never too edgy or too suspenseful or too violent, it just rolls along at a nice pace telling a nice story.
Lisa Nesselson, Screen International