In Search of a Donkey (Chasse à l'âne)

 

Year: 2011
Country: Switzerland
Run Time: 15 minutes

Three Japanese friends taste donkey meat provided by their butcher friend Sakado. Astonished by the exotic flavor of the meat, the three men decide to buy Igor, a donkey, in order to eat him. Takeo, Hiroshi and Jun rejoice in their gastronomic project as they are passing though streets filled with wreaths, candles and other Christmas decorations in the Komoro City shopping area. But at the sight of a Nativity scene displayed in a shop window, doubt takes hold of them at the sight of the donkey next to the baby Jesus. Is the donkey sacred to Christians? Slaughtering the donkey for a gastronomic delight will be more complicated than expected! In an offset and falsely light mood, 'In search of a donkey' conveys our relationship to foreign religions.

Shorts Program
Independent Shorts Program #9

Director
Maria Nicollier

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

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In Search of a Donkey (Chasse à l'âne)
Maria Nicollier

Email: maria@recproduction.com

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