The directors of `Drole de Felix', Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, will probably be better known for their later film `Cockles & Muscles'. This earlier work is more sober than the latter but just as amusing.
We start in Dieppe on the cold Channel coast, where Felix has lost his job. Whilst selling his deceased mother's flat he comes across details of his long-lost father living in Marseille. Leaving lover Daniel behind, Felix sets out on a cross-country journey to meet the father he never knew.
Walking, dancing, hitchhiking, and car-stealing his way south, he has a number of adventures along the way, heading along the back roads and through Rouen, Chartres, Le Puy, Montelimar, but bypassing homophobic Orange. These adventures are stylised relationships with casual encounters that stand in for Felix's little brother, his grandmother, his cousin, his sister - and finally his father.
Stylised it may be, but there is also much realism, as well as a number of highly humorous escapades. (The humour inadvertently arises also in some of the English subtitles!) This is an entertaining, feel-good movie with a nice happy ending in the hot southern climes of Provence; it is thus highly recommended for cold, northern, winter-night evenings on the sofa with your loved one.
The only extras are a photo gallery and filmographies.