This second feature by the French director Thierry Jousse is a comic and romantic adventure on several levels; it is also a touching family drama and a crazy farce about the cult of fame. Fantastic elements and cheerful musical songs turn it into a pleasantly absurd film. Jousse and his protagonist, the musician Philippe Katerine, have cooperated on several occasions on previous productions.
After a concert in his home village and a terrifying encounter with a groupie, Philippe is surprised to find himself back at the farm of his parents, whom he hasn’t seen for many years. As soon as he puts on his old boyhood clothes, he finds himself in the 1970s, the era of his youth. It turns out to be difficult to return to his present life: every time he tries to drive away, he is thrown back to the village, where former acquaintances and relatives demand his attention. In the meantime, he becomes fascinated by a mysterious lady who studies the behaviour of birds.

International title
Unplugged
Filmmaker
Thierry Jousse
Premiere
International premiere
Country
France
Year
2011
Medium
35mm
Length
92’
Language
French
Producer
Laetitia Fevre
Production Company
Les films Hatari
Sales
Les films Hatari
Writer
Jérôme Larcher, Thierry Jousse, Camille Taboulay
Cinematography
Olivier Chambon
Editor
Albane Peñaranda
Production Design
Samuel Bordet
Sound Design
Cédric Deloche, Sébastien Noiré
Music
Philippe Katerine, Pierre Bondu (Daven Keller)
Cast
Jackie Berroyer