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The Incredible Journey of the Fakir Stuck in a Closet

The Incredible Journey of the Fakir Stuck in a Closet

Frankreich/USA/Indien 2018 - with Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller ...

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Original title:The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
Genre:Comedy, Romance
Direction:Ken Scott
Cinema release:29.11.2018
Production country:Frankreich/USA/Indien 2018
Running time:Approx. 92 min
Rated:Age 6+
Web page:www.capelight.de/

All his life, young street performer Aja (Dhanush) has wondered who his father is. His mother never answered that question. But after her death, Aja finally sets out on his own quest, which takes him from Mumbai to Paris. Here, shortly after his arrival, he meets an American girl Marie (Erin Moriarty) with whom he falls head over heels in love. But when he spends the night in a furniture store for lack of money, this is the beginning of a turbulent journey across the continent. In a wardrobe he ends up in England, where he is to be deported as an illegal immigrant. So he ends up in Barcelona and the chances of finding out more about his father and seeing Marie again are slowly but surely approaching zero. But Aja doesn't give up that easily.

The Incredible Journey of the Fakir Stuck in a Closet is director Ken Scott's attempt to direct as great a feel-good film as his surprise hit Starbuck was. In stretches, he succeeds very well with this film adaptation of Romain Puértolas' bestseller. There are moments in this comedy that you just have to like. But other scenes, like an unfortunately not at all funny musical interlude with Ben Miller (Johnny English), just don't quite want to work.

In Dhanush, Scott has found a charismatic leading man who definitely has what it takes to play his way into the hearts of the audience. With the implementation of the story, however, Scott has not shown such a good hand. Neither the search for his father, nor the romance between Aja and Marie are so comprehensible that the viewer is emotionally carried away. There are a few good laughs, a few touching moments and some original ideas. But the emotional cohesion of the individual parts is missing, which is why the audience is never really enthusiastic.

The incredible journey of the fakir, who got stuck in a wardrobe is nice, harmless, but also a little bit irrelevant cinema entertainment. A film that hurts no one, but also fails to make any lasting impact. If you just want to be entertained by gentle feel-good humor, you'll be in good hands here. But that's all! Worth seeing

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