Jacky In Womens Kingdom
By Riad Sattouf
The film takes place in the fictional state of Bubun (or Bubunia), a matriarchal totalitarian country led by the ruthless La Générale (Generaless). In Bubun, the roles of men and women are reversed, up to the point where the male population is deprived of any civil rights, including work, education, military service, freedom of marriage etc.
People worship The White Horses (making horses sacred animals) and the only source of nourishment is „paste“ (tasteless viscous liquid delivered from waterpipe-like sinks). The country is isolated from the rest of the world, borders are guarded by armed squads, and public executions are in order (the condemned being mostly men).