The Extraordinary... (2018)

# 14958 IMDb

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018

Director: Ken Scott

Stars: Barkhad Abdi, Bérénice Bejo, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Ben Miller, Erin Moriarty

Drama (1h 32min)

France France, USA USA, Belgium Belgium, Singapore Singapore, India India

Rated 7.0 after 2,995 votes on 18-Feb-19.

1 win


-In a neighborhood of New Delhi reside a colony magicians, puppeteers, fire-eaters and other artists. Among them also Aja, who as a child demonstrated of an exceptional talent. He is a 'fakir', which can float, sabers ingestion and he is equipped with an array of tricks, which he mastered to perfection. He also performed miraculous healing. But when his mother gives him a plane ticket to Paris and instruct him to carry out a mysterious job, he is completely upset. He has his district never leave earlier.


Ken Scott (director) Dhanush Bérénice Bejo Erin Moriarty Barkhad Abdi Gérard Jugnot Ben Miller

Dhanush (Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod), Bérénice Bejo (Nelly Marnay), Erin Moriarty (Marie), Barkhad Abdi (Wiraj), Gérard Jugnot (Gustave), Ben Miller (Officer Smith), Abel Jafri (Captain Fik), Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse (Rose), Kay Greidanus (Pieter), Amruta Sant (Siringh), Seema Biswas, Christian Bronchart (Border Force Dancer), Stefano Cassetti (Alfredo), Uwamungu Cornelis (Baleki), Adonis Danieletto (Manager of the department store), Gandharv Dewan (Cousin 2), Edwin Gillet (Jerry), Omkar Ketkar (Cousin 1), Pauline Maréchal (Rose's girlfirend), Daniele Nisi (Paparazzo), Hearty Singh (Young Aja), Mar Sodupe (Inspector Fernandez), Jeroen Van der Ven (Bearded Policeman)

From the same director


Luc Bossi (screenplay), Jon Goldman (collaboration), Romain Puértolas (based on novel) (as Romain Puertolas), Romain Puértolas (screenplay), Ken Scott (collaboration)

Produced by

Audrey Abiven (associate producer), Aditi Anand (producer), Keshav Anand (co-producer), Yamina Belarbi (executive producer), Michèle Boos (associate producer), Luc Bossi (producer), Gulzar Inder Chahal (producer), David Danesi (co-producer), Nicolas De La Mothe (co-producer (as Nicolas R. De La Mothe)), Samir Gupta (producer), Saurabh Gupta (producer), Luc Hardy (associate producer), Grégoire Lassalle (producer), Genevieve Lemal (producer), Jaime Mateus-Tique (producer), Mario Mazzarotto (executive producer), Arlette Zylberberg (co-producer)



I am not well aquainted with indian movies,so i have hardly nothing to compare with, i thought slumdog millionaire were a splendid movie, so were this one to. it has a humble humour all throughout the whole story,with witt and practical jokes spread out over a wast area of the planet. there are basically no violence or swearing,just some magical petty crimes here and there. the acting are great,so are also the music and colourfullness of the environment with great variety of locations and people. poverty is sieged by guts and willingness to wish for a better destiny. a practical serendipitous feature for the one who loves to love and share the love with everybody. i liked this feature from start to end,defdinately recommendable...


When the project was announced, Alexandra Daddario, Uma Thurman and Gemma Arterton were a part of the cast.

3 total 


1 win 
Norwegian International Film Festival

Other titles

Podivuhodná cesta fakíra, který uvízl ve skříni (Czech Republic) • Die unglaubliche Reise des Fakirs, der in einem Kleiderschrank feststeckte (Germany) • El increíble viaje del faquir (Spain) • Fakiiri joka juuttui vaatekaappiin (Finland) • L'extraordinaire voyage du fakir (France) • A fakír, aki egy IKEA szekrényben ragadt (Hungary) • Ha'massa ha'moufla shel ha'Fakir (Israel (Hebrew title)) • L'incredibile viaggio del fachiro (Italy) • Neitiketina Fakyro kelione (Lithuania) • Niezwykla podróz fakira (Poland) • A Extraordinária Viagem do Faquir (Portugal) • Fakiren som fastnade i ett skåp (Sweden) • Fantasticno popotovanje Fakirja, ki je obtical v Ikeini omari (Slovenia) • Fakir: Bir Hint Fakiri'nin Olaganüstü Yolculugu (Turkey (Turkish title))



France:Tous publics / Portugal:M/12 / Sweden:7 / Switzerland:6 / Taiwan:PG-12


Brio Films, Scope Pictures (co-production), Little Red Car Films (co-production), Vamonos Films (co-production), TF1 Studio (co-production), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (co-production), Aleph Motion Pictures (co-production), M! Capital Ventures (co-production), Impact Films (co-production), Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) (co-production), Digital District (in association with), Cactus World Films (in association with), Cinéfeel Prod (in association with), Sagax Entertainment (Associate Producer)


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