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The Strange Case of Jacky Caillou

Directed by
Lucas Delangle

Status . Completed

Country . France

Original Title . Jacky Caillou

Year . 2022

Language . French

Duration . 92 min

Small village, high in the French Alps, today.

Jacky Caillou lives with his loving grandmother Gisele, an magnetic healer respected by all. Elsa, a young woman comes from the city to consult: a strange hairy dark stain grows on her back...

When the village starts to suffer herd killings, and his grandmother pass away, Jacky urgently needs to understand if he inherited the ancestral gift. Will he manages to save both Elsa and his village?

DIRECTOR

Born in Sarthe in 1987, Lucas graduatedfrom La Fémis in directing. Upon graduation,he worked as assistant director on ClaireSimon’s documentaries,The Competition,TheWoods Dreams Are Made Of(2015), and as ascriptwriter on Romain Laguna’s first featurefilmMeteorites. In 2017, he directed a medium-length documentaryDu Rouge au Front.TheStrange Case of Jacky Caillou, written withOlivier Strauss is his first feature film.

CAST & CREW

PRODUCERS

Les films du clan (Starving Generation, Meteorites)

CAST

Thomas Parigi
Lou Lampros (The French Dispatch, Peaceful, Madre)




FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

CANNES ACID 2022

"Near-documentary realism is married to something altogether more otherworldly in Lucas Delangle’s engagingly offbeat debut."