THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN

LA GRAINE ET LE MULET

By Abdellatif KECHICHE

PATHÉ FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Abdellatif KECHICHE
    • Producer(s)
    • Claude BERRI
    • Synopsis
    • The future looks bleak for divorced Sliman Beiji when he's sacked from his job as a dock worker in the Mediterranean port of Sete. Sliman's large family have their own financial woes and his son tells him he'd be better off going back home to North Africa, but Sliman has other ideas. When the bank, the town hall and the board of health take a skeptical view of Sliman's plans to open a couscous restaurant on a rusting old cargo ship, it is time for his family - and ex-wife - to step in. But a glittering soirée organised to woo the authorities threatens to go belly up when the plat de resistance goes missing.
      Abdellatif Kechiche, director of the multiple prize-winning L'ESQUIVE, delivers an affectionate portrayal of the North African immigrant community in the South of France.
    • Partners & financing
    • Pathe Renn Production
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles