Cast & Crew
Nassim Ben Abdeloumen
Simon Konianski, 35, makes his living as a guinea pig for the pharmaceutical industry. He has a 6-year-old son with Corazon, a pretty Spanish dancer that he has just broken up with. Simon draws comic strips and Jorge, Corazon's brother, is his agent. In other words, his career isn't really taking off. Simon has returned to live temporarily with his father Ernest. They make life unbearable for each other. To add spice to this situation, Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mala meddle in everything and, notably, try to find a "nice little Jewish girl" for Simon to marry. When Ernest passes away, Simon fulfils his father's last request: bury him in the village where he was born, in the depths of the Ukraine. And so Simon finds himself caught up in the company of his paranoid old uncle who wants to avoid the former East German border by driving like a madman, Aunt Mala who does nothing but gossip and eat, suspicious German customs officers, a group of holocaust survivors busy rehabilitating the Jewish cemeteries in Poland and a gravestone weighing 500 pounds.