Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Original title: Drole De Felix
Alternate title: Funny Felix
France, 2000. Agat Films & Cie, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, La Sofica Gimages 2, Les Films Pelléas, Pyramide Productions. Screenplay by Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau. Cinematography by Matthieu Poirot-Delpech. Produced by Philippe Martin. Production Design by Louis Soubrier. Costume Design by Juliette Chanaud. Film Editing by Sabine Mamou.
The titular protagonist is an amiable, carefree North African living in France who finds out the location of his birth father and sets out for Marseilles to meet him for the first time. Felix decides to hitchhike his way to his destination in order to experience a little bit of freedom before his fateful encounter, along the way meeting various strangers who end up representing missing parts of a surrogate family for him, so much so that he wonders how much he really needs to meet his father in the end. Breezy and fun, not overly memorable but enjoyable nonetheless, particularly for its likeable lead character and the charming adventures he experiences.