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felix_NP
(_(
sami_???
bouajila_FW
,_,
"_"
the_DT
siege_NN
"_"
)_)
lives_NNS
a_DT
contented_VBD
life_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
boyfriend_NN
daniel_NP
(_(
pierre-loup_NN
rajot_???
)_(
in_CD
the_DT
little_JJ
town_NN
of_IN
dieppe_NP
in_IN
northern_NP
france_NP
._.
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
laid_VBN
off_IN
from_IN
his_PP$
job_NN
,_,
after_IN
discovering_VBG
the_DT
address_NN
of_IN
the_DT
father_NN
who_WP
abandoned_VBD
him_PP
before_IN
he_PP
was_BEDZ
born_VBN
,_,
he_PP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
journey_NN
to_IN
marseilles_NP
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
south_NN
,_,
to_IN
find_NN
the_DT
man_NN
he_PP
never_RB
met_VBD
in_IN
"_"
the_DT
adventures_NNS
of_IN
felix_NP
._.
"_"
writers_NNS
/_SYM
directors_NNS
olivier_NN
ducastel_NN
and_CC
jacques_NP
martineau_NN
made_VBN
their_PP$
debut_NN
with_IN
the_DT
musical_JJ
comedy_NN
"_"
jeanne_NP
and_CC
the_DT
perfect_JJ
guy_NN
,_,
"_"
embracing_VBG
that_CS
typically_RB
american_JJ
genre_NN
._.
their_PP$
second_NN
effort_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
adventures_NNS
of_IN
felix_NP
,_,
"_"
once_RB
again_RB
borrows_VBZ
from_IN
america_NP
with_IN
a_DT
tale_NN
of_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
hits_VBZ
the_DT
road_NN
to_IN
find_VB
himself_NN
._.
felix_NP
is_BEZ
happy_JJ
with_IN
his_PP$
life_NN
in_IN
dieppe_NP
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
the_DT
ferry_NN
company_NN
he_PP
works_VBZ
for_IN
falls_NNS
prey_NN
to_IN
the_DT
economics_NN
of_IN
the_DT
chunnel_NN
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
job_NN
and_CC
at_IN
loose_JJ
ends_NNS
._.
when_CS
he_PP
goes_VBZ
through_IN
his_PP$
late_JJ
mother_NN
's_POS
papers_NNS
he_PP
learns_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
father_NN
he_PP
never_RB
knew_VBD
is_BEZ
living_JJ
in_IN
marseilles_NP
,_,
hundreds_NNS
of_IN
miles_NNS
away_RB
._.
felix_NP
makes_VBZ
the_DT
snap_NN
decision_NN
to_IN
journey_NN
to_IN
the_DT
south_NN
,_,
puts_VBZ
together_RB
a_DT
supply_NN
of_IN
"_"
cocktails_NNS
"_"
for_IN
his_PP$
hiv_???
virus_NN
,_,
kisses_NNS
daniel_NP
goodbye_UH
and_CC
heads_NNS
off_IN
on_IN
foot_NN
._.
he_PP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
use_NN
trains_NNS
and_CC
wants_VBZ
to_TO
avoid_VB
big_JJ
cities_NNS
as_IN
he_PP
hitchhikes_NNS
across_IN
france_NP
to_IN
find_NN
his_PP$
destiny_NN
._.
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
,_,
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
chance_NN
encounters_NNS
with_IN
various_JJ
strangers_NNS
teaches_VBZ
felix_NP
that_DT
family_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
always_RB
made_VBN
up_RP
of_IN
blood_NN
relations_NNS
._.
on_IN
the_DT
road_NN
,_,
he_PP
witnesses_NNS
a_DT
race-related_VBN
mugging_VBG
that_DT
turns_NNS
into_IN
murder_NN
and_CC
,_,
frightened_VBN
for_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
safety_NN
,_,
runs_VBZ
away_RB
without_IN
telling_VBG
the_DT
police_NNS
._.
following_JJ
this_DT
harrowing_NN
experience_NN
,_,
he_PP
has_HVZ
his_PP$
first_OD
chance_NN
meeting_NN
that_CS
begins_VBZ
the_DT
unconscious_NN
construction_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
ideal_JJ
family_NN
._.
his_PP$
journey_NN
brings_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
rouen_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
first_OD
title_NN
section_NN
,_,
"_"
my_PP$
little_JJ
brother_NN
,_,
"_"
where_CS
he_PP
meets_VBZ
jules_NNS
,_,
a_DT
young_JJ
art_NN
student_NN
who_WP
becomes_VBZ
smitten_NP
with_IN
felix_NP
._.
they_PP
steal_VB
a_DT
car_NN
and_CC
develop_VB
a_DT
chaste_JJ
,_,
brotherly_JJ
affection_NN
before_IN
felix_NP
must_MD
move_VB
on_IN
._.
he_PP
next_OD
meets_VBZ
elderly_JJ
mathilde_???
(_(
patachou_???
)_)
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
chapter_NN
titled_VBN
"_"
my_PP$
grandmother_NN
,_,
"_"
and_CC
soon_RB
learns_VBZ
that_CS
she_PP
,_,
too_RB
,_,
has_HVZ
a_DT
fondness_NN
for_IN
the_DT
same_DT
tv_NN
soap_NN
opera_NN
that_CS
felix_NP
has_HVZ
grown_VBN
addicted_VBN
to_IN
._.
she_PP
wants_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
stay_VB
with_IN
her_PP$
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
must_MD
continue_VB
on_IN
his_PP$
way_NN
to_IN
find_VB
his_PP$
father_NN
._.
in_IN
the_DT
weakest_JJS
chapter_NN
of_IN
felix_NP
's_POS
road_NN
trip_NN
,_,
titled_VBN
"_"
my_PP$
cousin_NN
,_,
"_"
he_PP
meets_VBZ
a_DT
railroad_NN
worker_NN
(_(
philippe_NP
garziano_NP
)_)
and_CC
has_HVZ
a_DT
brief_JJ
sexual_JJ
encounter_NN
before_IN
heading_NN
off_IN
,_,
once_RB
again_RB
,_,
toward_IN
marseilles_NP
._.
he_PP
next_OD
helps_VBZ
a_DT
stranded_JJ
lady_NN
motorist_NN
,_,
isabelle_NP
(_(
ariane_NP
ascaride_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
shags_NNS
a_DT
ride_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
and_CC
her_PP$
three_CD
kids_NNS
(_(
each_DT
with_IN
a_DT
different_JJ
daddy_NN
)_)
in_IN
the_DT
sequence_NN
titled_VBN
"_"
my_PP$
sister_NN
._.
"_"
he_PP
is_BEZ
torn_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
inner_JJ
turmoil_NN
of_IN
not_XNOT
going_VBG
to_TO
the_DT
police_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
murder_NN
he_PP
witnessed_VBD
and_CC
isabelle_NP
comforts_NNS
him_PP
just_RB
as_CS
a_DT
sister_NN
would_MD
._.
on_IN
the_DT
final_JJ
leg_NN
of_IN
the_DT
journey_NN
titled_VBN
"_"
my_PP$
father_NN
,_,
"_"
he_PP
meets_VBZ
an_DT
older_JJR
man_NN
,_,
a_DT
fisherman_NN
(_(
maurice_NP
benichou_???
)_(
,_,
who_NP
enlightens_NNS
him_PP
about_RB
the_DT
real_JJ
facts_NNS
of_IN
life_NN
and_CC
family_NN
while_CS
they_PP
fly_VB
felix_NP
's_POS
kite_NN
,_,
just_RB
like_IN
a_DT
father_NN
and_CC
son_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
adventures_NNS
of_IN
felix_NP
"_"
has_HVZ
a_DT
number_NN
of_IN
things_NNS
going_VBG
for_IN
it_PP
as_CS
we_PP
follow_VB
felix_NP
on_IN
his_PP$
journey_NN
of_IN
discovery_NN
._.
first_OD
and_VB
foremost_JJS
is_BEZ
the_DT
charming_JJ
performance_NN
by_IN
sami_???
bouajila_FW
as_CS
felix_NP
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
likable_JJ
guy_NN
,_,
fighting_NN
his_PP$
hiv_???
with_IN
his_PP$
doses_NNS
of_IN
"_"
cocktails_NNS
,_,
"_"
and_CC
lights_NNS
up_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
as_IN
he_PP
makes_VBZ
the_DT
long_JJ
walk_NN
,_,
often_RB
with_IN
dance_NN
and_CC
song_NN
,_,
to_IN
find_NN
his_PP$
father_NN
and_CC
himself_PPX
._.
as_CS
he_PP
encounters_VBZ
each_DT
member_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
new_JJ
family_NN
,_,
promising_JJ
each_DT
that_CS
he_PP
will_MD
send_VB
a_DT
postcard_NN
when_CS
he_PP
arrives_VBZ
at_IN
his_PP$
final_JJ
destination_NN
,_,
he_PP
grows_VBZ
a_DT
little_JJ
bit_NN
more_DT
spiritually_RB
and_CC
emotionally_RB
._.
bouajila_NP
does_DOZ
a_DT
terrific_JJ
job_NN
holding_VBG
center_NN
stage_NN
on_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
._.
the_DT
cast_NN
of_IN
characters_NNS
making_VBG
up_RP
felix_NP
's_POS
new-found_JJ
family_NN
are_BER
nearly_RB
as_IN
charming_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
star_NN
,_,
each_DT
in_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
way_NN
._.
patachou_???
,_,
especially_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
wonderful_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
grandma_NN
character_NN
and_CC
a_DT
kindred_NN
spirit_NN
to_IN
felix_NP
._.
ariane_NP
ascaride_NN
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
her_PP$
kids_NNS
,_,
gives_VBZ
a_DT
perf_???
that_RB
really_RB
makes_VBZ
you_PP
think_VB
of_IN
her_PP$
as_CS
the_DT
sister_NN
that_CS
the_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
never_RB
had_HVD
._.
only_JJ
the_DT
"_"
cousin_NN
"_"
chapter_NN
lacks_VBZ
the_DT
emotional_JJ
depth_NN
of_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
and_CC
feels_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
perfunctory_NN
addition_NN
to_IN
felix_NP
's_POS
"_"
family_NN
._.
"_"
"_"
the_DT
adventures_NNS
of_IN
felix_NP
"_"
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
reinvent_VB
the_DT
road_NN
movie_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
does_DOZ
provide_VB
a_DT
charismatic_JJ
telling_NN
of_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
's_POS
journey_NN
to_IN
find_VB
himself_NN
and_CC
,_,
to_IN
his_PP$
surprise_NN
,_,
his_PP$
discovery_NN
is_BEZ
dramatically_RB
different_JJ
than_CS
he_PP
expected_VBD
at_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
._.
it_PP
helps_VBZ
that_CS
cinematographer_DT
matthieu_NP
poirot-delpech_NN
's_POS
crisp_NN
lensing_NN
compliments_NNS
the_DT
story_NN
perfectly_RB
as_IN
felix_NP
moves_VBZ
across_IN
the_DT
french_JJ
countryside_NN
._.
i_PP
give_VB
it_PP
a_DT
b_NN
+_SYM
._.