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Grand Voyage (Le)

Grand Voyage (Le)

cast: Nicolas Cazalé, Mohamed Majd, Jack Nercessian

year: 2004

colour: no

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director: Ismaël Ferroukhi

runtime: 108

Réda is a French-Moroccan teenager due to sit for Baccalauréat. When his devout father asks Réda to accompany him on a pilgrimage to Mecca, he reluctantly agrees. However, the father insists that they travel by car. As both embark on a road trip thousands of kilometres away from southern France, the once-icy father-and-son relationship starts to thaw as both gradually come to know each other. The father's final pilgrimage, the trip is also the pretext for meetings that throw up questions of origins, languages, cultures and openess to the Other. Year of release in the UK: 2005

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