Reclusive, overweight Germain Chazes lives in a caravan at the bottom of his mother’s garden. An old woman introduces him to the world of books and his happy fool life changes forever.

Producer Louis Becker

Production Company Ice 3

Co-production StudioCanal, KJB Production, France 3 Cinema

Distribution (France) Studio Canal

International Sales Studio Canal

Budget 8.9m Euros

Director: Jean Becker

Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-François Stévenin, Matthieu Dahan, Gisèle Casadesus, Sophie Guillemin and François-Xavier Demaison

Screenplay: Jean Becker, Jean-Loup Dabadie

Shooting dates: September - October 2009

Locations Pons (Poitou-Charantes region)

Release date 2 June 2010