In the People's Democratic Republic of Bubunne, the women are in power. They rule the country and maintain order, while the men - clad in robes from head to toe - take care of the households. Things are not very democratic; the 'Generale' rules with an iron fist - opponents are hanged.
In this strange country, where horses are worshipped and the national cuisine is a slimy gruel, Jacky gets ready for the Grand Ball, at which the Generale's daughter (Charlotte Gainsbourg) will choose a husband. Jacky fervently hopes he will be chosen, but he's not the only candidate.
In his second feature film, cartoonist Riad Sattouf, who made his directing debut with the award-winning The French Kissers (2009), challenges common assumptions about men and women. The satirical Jacky in the Kingdom of Women is not only witty, but often very sharp in its radical switching of gender roles. It's also a romantic fairytale, brimming with black humour and with a particularly surprising end.

International title
Jacky in the Kingdom of Women
Filmmaker
Riad Sattouf
Premiere
World premiere
Country
France
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
87’
Language
French
Producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Production Company
Les Films des Tournelles
Sales
Pathé International
Writer
Riad Sattouf
Cinematography
Josée Deshaies
Editor
Virginie Bruant
Production Design
Alain Guffroy
Sound Design
Valérie Deloof
Cast
Michel Hazanavicius, Vincent Lacoste