Michel FELLER (EuropaCorp), Pierre-Ange LE POGAM (EuropaCorp)
Autumn 1960. France. Messaoud, a nine-year old French boy of Kabyle extraction is placed in a typical French family of the French region of Berry, with Georges and Gisèle Duvailly, a couple which is about to split for the reason that they do not have any children. The "Agerian events", which are not called "war" yet, are vivid. In a very tense political and historical context, Gisèle has no other choice than disguise young Messaoud's identity to protect him from certain bad minded villagers and from her ill natured husband, an army pensioner. Messaoud then becomes Michel, called "Michou". A muslim he becomes catholic. With original dark hair, he becomes blond. A deep complicity and tenderness gradually reveals between Georges and Michou who finds a new family, a new school and a normal life despite their secret. All will magnify these adventures, filled with a need to share with others and to a better attention to one another.