The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

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  • PG-13
fter his mother’s death, a young fakir from the streets of Mumbai, AJATASHATRU or ‘AJA’ (“Dhanush”), leaves India for France to track down the father he never knew. From the moment he arrives in Paris, nothing goes as planned. read more
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fter his mother’s death, a young fakir from the streets of Mumbai, AJATASHATRU or ‘AJA’ (“Dhanush”), leaves India for France to track down the father he never knew. From the moment he arrives in Paris, nothing goes as planned. Aja falls in love with a young American woman (“Erin Moriarty”) having an existential crisis, wakes up in a truck full of Somalian Refugees (“Barkhad Abdi”) headed for England, is held hostage in a bureaucratic war, sorts out the love life of a Movie Star (“Berenice Bejo”), gets shot at by a hitman in a Roman palace, travels by private jet, merchant ship and hot-air balloon, and becomes a rich man for the span of a few hours. As Aja finds himself helplessly shipped from Folkestone to Barcelona, and from Rome to Tripoli, what was initially supposed to be a simple visit to Paris to discover his father’s identity turns into a veritable odyssey.

Original Release

05/30/2018

Cast

Berenice Bejo Nelly Marnay
Barkhad Abdi Wiraj
Erin Moriarty Marie
Dhanush Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod / Ajatashatru Lavash Patel
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse Rose
Mar Sodupe Inspector Fernandez
Seema Biswas
Gérard Jugnot Gustave
Stefano Cassetti Alfredo
Abel Jafri Captain Fik
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ken Scott

Writers

Jon Goldman, Romain Puértolas, Luc Bossi, Ken Scott

Cast

Berenice Bejo Nelly Marnay
Barkhad Abdi Wiraj
Erin Moriarty Marie
Dhanush Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod / Ajatashatru Lavash Patel
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse Rose
Mar Sodupe Inspector Fernandez
Seema Biswas
Gérard Jugnot Gustave
Stefano Cassetti Alfredo
Abel Jafri Captain Fik
Hearty Singh Young Aja / Aja enfant
Daniele Nisi Paparazzo Ext. Night Club
Uwamungu Cornelis Baleki (Refugee)
Gandharv Dewan Cousin 2
Amruta Sant Siringh
Edwin Gillet Jerry
Omkar Ketkar Cousin 1
Pauline Maréchal
Christian Bronchart Border Force Dancer
Jeroen Van der Ven Bearded Policeman

Producers

Editors

Philippe Bourgueil, Yvann Thibaudeau

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