Congorama is a Canadian film directed by Philippe Falardeau, released in 2006.

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Christal Films theatrical poster for Congorama
Directed byPhilippe Falardeau
Written byPhilippe Falardeau
Produced byJoseph Rouschop
Éric Tavitian
StarringOlivier Gourmet
Paul Ahmarani
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Gabriel Arcand
Lorraine Pintal
Claudia Tagbo
Arnaud Mouithys
Jean-Luc Couchard
CinematographyAndré Turpin
Edited byFrédérique Broos
Music byJarby Mc Coy
Distributed byLes Films Christal (Canada)
Benelux Film Distributors (Benelux)
UGC PH (France)
Release dates
  • May 25, 2006 (2006-05-25) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • January 17, 2007 (2007-01-17) (Belgium)
Running time
105 minutes
CountriesCanada, Belgium, France
Budget$30 million


Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually having been born in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. In the summer of 2000, he travels to Quebec, supposedly to sell some of his inventions. While on a near-impossible quest to find his birth family in the town where he was born, he crosses paths with Louis Legros, son of another inventor, in a meeting which will change their lives.


Congorama received its world premiere at the Directors' Fortnight series held alongside the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Genie Award – Screenplay; Prix Jutra – Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Ahmarani, Gourmet), Supporting Actor (Arcand)


  1. ^ (2003), Allmovie information[permanent dead link], Allmovie, accessed 2008-04-12

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