Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Both dramatic and humorous, this political tale is set in a small eastern Algerian town that has a mayor and a city council but not much else. One day, two government representatives arrive to announce that the nation's "Leader" is going to pay the sleepy village a visit. This sets off a furor and a big debate between the mayor and his friends on the one hand and the government representatives on the other. The local officials want to construct some new housing and make town improvements, but the government officials disagree. Their solution is to imprison the local officials, wall-off the slums from sight, and nationalize the local industry: a flour mill run by Mr. Fabre (Jacques Dufilho) which has one employee.