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Format: DVD
Sku: 202581574
UPC: 616892650027
UPC 14: 00616892650027
Category Keywords: Fathers And Sons  France  Road Trips
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A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda (Nicolas Cazale), a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Reda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives.

"...cozily feel-good...a near hallucinatory charge.  Dennis Lim, The Village Voice

Editor's Note
This intimate, intriguing, and thoughtful French film tells the story of Reda (Nicolas Cazale), a young man just weeks away from his college exams, whose strained relationships with both his father (Mohamed Majd) and his culture are put to the test when he drives the older man on his pilgrimage to Mecca.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Rep-Net Llc
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/11/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 108 minutes
Video UPC UPC: 00616892650027
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: French
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: French
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.78:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ghina Ognianova
Video Cast Info Jacky Nercessian
Video Cast Info Mohamed Majd
Video Cast Info Nicolas Cazale
Video Cast Info Fowzi Guerdjou - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Humbert Balsan - Producer
Video Cast Info Ismael Ferroukhi - Director
Video Cast Info Ismael Ferroukhi - Writer
Video Cast Info Katell Djian - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tina Baz - Editor


British Academy Awards (2006)
   Video Award Name Humbert Balsan, Ismael Ferroukhi, Nominee, Best Film not in the English Language

Venice Film Festival (2004)
Video Award Name Isma‘l Ferroukhi, Humbert Balsan, Winner, Luigi De Laurentiis Award

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"Ferroukhi's stirring road movie follows a father and son on the road to Mecca....Impressive." 04/01/2006 p.89

San Francisco Chronicle 9 of 10
In this remarkable directorial debut, the stern father of a Muslim family in France has his teenage son drive him to Mecca for the religious pilgrimage known as the hajj...Their characters are compelling and completely realistic, the acting is first-rate, and many scenes in this movie (which was shot in different countries, including Saudi Arabia) are breathtaking. "Le Grand Voyage" is undoubtedly one of the few features to film its central characters in Mecca, in the middle of a hajj. - Jonathan Curiel

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Cazale,Nicolas
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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