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The Secret of the Grain (La Graine et le Mulet) (2007)

The Secret of the Grain
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7.4 IMDB rating

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Habib Boufares

Habib Boufares

Slimane Beiji
Farida Benkhetache

Farida Benkhetache

Karima
Abdelhamid Aktouche

Abdelhamid Aktouche

Hamid
Bouraouïa Marzouk

Bouraouïa Marzouk

Souad
Cyril Favre

Cyril Favre

Serguei
Leila D

Leila D'Issernio

Lilia


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La Graine et le mulet (2007)

4 years, 9 months ago at Jul 18 16:33
Just as I thought French Culture was on the slide along comes this film to prove me wrong. France have found their Ken Loach with this socially charged slice of kitchen-sink.

French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche owes no apologies for the 150 minute running time. The interaction between the characters and the complexity of the relationships within the family unit make 'La Gra... read more

A good movie

1 year ago at Mar 19 4:02
Event though I left France almost 10 years ago, I still try to watch a French movie once in a while especially the ones who have won the César (French Oscars) for the best movie. First of all, who’s this guy, Abdellatif Kechiche ? He came out of nowhere and won back to back twice the César for the best French film. This movie was his second win but, honestly, even though I liked it, I can’t ... read more
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Description: At the port of Sète Mr. Slimani, a tired sixty year old, drags himself towards a shipyard job which has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the scissions and tensions which are easily sparked off and which financial difficulties ... (more)
Release date: 12 December 2007
Drama (5), French (5), 2007 (4), France (3), 2000s (3), Retirement (2), Family (2), Unemployment (2), Food (2), Immigrant (2), Restaurant (2), Tunisia (1), 2008 (1), Social Drama (1), Kitchen Sink (1), Focused On A Family (1), Couscous (1), Ebert (1), QF (1)
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"4.3. (Teatteri) The Secret of the Grainissa jauhetaan paljon paskaa, ihmiset mässyttävät ruokaansa suu auki, kamera poukkoilee levottomana, jengi kirkuu hysterian pauloissa ja stressi nousee kahden ja puolen tunnin aikana välistä tämän mukaisesti. Arkisesti kerrotun elokuvan hahmot nähdään aitoina ihmisinä, ei minään satuolentoina, ja etenkin loppupuoli kaiken mennessä päin saparoa on uskottava - ihmeitä ei tapahdu, ellei ärtyneiden illallisvieraiden hyväksynnän napatanssilla"


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A good movie

“Event though I left France almost 10 years ago, I still try to watch a French movie once in a while especially the ones who have won the César (French Oscars) for the best movie. First of all, who’s this guy, Abdellatif Kechiche ? He came out of nowhere and won back to back twice the César for the best French film. This movie was his second win but, honestly, even though I liked it, I can’t say it really blew me away. First of all, I found it rather weird that the main character suddenly completely out-of-the-blue decides to built a restaurant. Not only it sounded like a daft plan (he was more than 60 years old and without funds) but there was no transition with what happened before at all. Still, he managed somehow to built his restaurant (with what money?). Eventually, what really ” read more

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La Graine et le mulet (2007)

“Just as I thought French Culture was on the slide along comes this film to prove me wrong. France have found their Ken Loach with this socially charged slice of kitchen-sink.

French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche owes no apologies for the 150 minute running time. The interaction between the characters and the complexity of the relationships within the family unit make 'La Graine et le mulet' a truly immersive cinematic experience.

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