The Secret of the Grain

Genres: Comedy, Drama
At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that 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 schisms and tensions that are easily sparked off and that financial difficulties make even more intense. He is going through a delicate period in his life and, recently, everything seems to make him feel useless: a failure. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. However, it appears to be an unreachable dream given his meager, irregular salary that is not anywhere near enough to supply what he needs to realize his ambition. But he can still dream and talk about it with his family in particular. A family that gradually gives its support to this project, which comes to symbolize the means to a better life. Thanks to its ingeniousness and hard work, this dream soon becomes a reality...or almost...
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2007-12-24
Run time: 151 minute / 2:31
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Writer: Abdellatif Kechiche
Production Companies : France 2 Cinéma, Pathé Renn Productions
Production Country: France


Habib Boufares
as Slimane Beji
Hafsia Herzi
as Rym
Farida Benkhetache
as Karima
Abdelhamid Aktouche
as Hamid
Alice Houri
as Julia
Bouraouïa Marzouk
as Souad
Cyril Favre
as Serguei
Leila D'Issernio
as Lilia
Abelkader Djeloulli
as Kader
Bruno Lochet
as Mario
Olivier Loustau
as Jose
Sami Zitouni
as Majid
Sabrina Ouazani
as Olfa
Mohamed Benabdeslem
as Riadh
Hatika Karaoui
as Latifa
Henri Cohen
as Claude Dorner
Violaine de Carne
as Madeleine Dorner
Abdellatif Kechiche Director

Lubomir Bakchev Director of Photography

Camille Toubkis Editor

Benoît Barouh Production Design

Costume & Make-Up
Maria Beloso-Hall Costume Design

Monya Galbi Casting

Dominique Arcé Script

Benoît Pilot Production Manager

Abdellatif Kechiche Screenplay

Claude Berri Producer

Nicolas Waschkowski Sound Designer
Olivier Laurent Sound Designer
Eric LeGarçon Sound Designer
Eric Armbruster Sound Designer
Jean-Paul Hurier Sound Designer

Ghalia Lacroix Editor

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