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The Resource La graine et le mulet, Claude Berri présente ; un coproduction Hirsch, Pathé Renn Production ; France 2 cinéma ; scénario roginal de Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation et dialogues de Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche, (videorecording)

La graine et le mulet, Claude Berri présente ; un coproduction Hirsch, Pathé Renn Production ; France 2 cinéma ; scénario roginal de Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation et dialogues de Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche, (videorecording)

Label
La graine et le mulet
Title
La graine et le mulet
Statement of responsibility
Claude Berri présente ; un coproduction Hirsch, Pathé Renn Production ; France 2 cinéma ; scénario roginal de Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation et dialogues de Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche
Title variation
  • Secret of the grain
  • Couscous
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • ara
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
"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."--IMDB
Member of
Awards note
"The winner of four César awards, including best picture and director"--Container
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Lubomir Bakchev ; editor, Ghalia Lacroix, Camille Toubkis
Language note
In French and Arabic with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Faridah Benkhetache
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kechiche, Abdellatif
  • Lacroix, Ghalia
  • Berri, Claude
  • Boufares, Habib
  • Herzi, Hafsia
  • Benkhetache, Faridah
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Pathé Renn Production
  • France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Runtime
154
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
527
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Restaurants
  • Arabs
  • Motion pictures, French
Technique
live action
Label
La graine et le mulet, Claude Berri présente ; un coproduction Hirsch, Pathé Renn Production ; France 2 cinéma ; scénario roginal de Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation et dialogues de Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: interview with Abdellatif Kechiche; extended version of the film's belly dancing sequence with introduction by director; video interview with film scholar Ludovic Cortade; additional interviews; theatrical trailer. Also includes booklet with essay by film critic Wesley Morris
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([14] p. : ports. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
611169597
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD ed
Extent
2 videodiscs (154 min.)
Isbn
9781604652734
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515057813
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1891D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)611169597
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital surround; Widescreen (1.85:1), enhanced for 16.9 widescreen TVs
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La graine et le mulet, Claude Berri présente ; un coproduction Hirsch, Pathé Renn Production ; France 2 cinéma ; scénario roginal de Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation et dialogues de Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: interview with Abdellatif Kechiche; extended version of the film's belly dancing sequence with introduction by director; video interview with film scholar Ludovic Cortade; additional interviews; theatrical trailer. Also includes booklet with essay by film critic Wesley Morris
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([14] p. : ports. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
611169597
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD ed
Extent
2 videodiscs (154 min.)
Isbn
9781604652734
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515057813
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1891D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)611169597
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital surround; Widescreen (1.85:1), enhanced for 16.9 widescreen TVs
Video recording format
DVD

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