GenreComedy, Drama Budget5 million USD WriterPhilippe Falardeau LanguageFrench
Release dateMay 25, 2006 (2006-05-25) (Cannes Film Festival)
January 17, 2007 (2007-01-17) (Belgium) Initial releaseJanuary 17, 2007 (Belgium) CastOlivier Gourmet (Michel Roy), Paul Ahmarani (Louis Legros), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Herve Roy), Claudia Tagbo (Alice Roy), Gabriel Arcand (Priest) Similar moviesSet in Quebec, Dramas, Other similar movies
Congorama is a Canadian film directed by Philippe Falardeau, released in 2006.
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.
Genie Award – Screenplay; Prix Jutra – Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Ahmarani, Gourmet), Supporting Actor (Arcand)