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The Secret of the Grain (La Graine et le mulet)

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Release Date:December 24, 2008
Running time:151 minutes
Cast:Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche, Bouraou a Marzouk
Director:Abdel Kechiche
Producer:Claude Berri
Writer:Abdel Kechiche
Distributor:IFC Films

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Description: This film tells the story of Slimane, a sixty-something North African immigrant who has just been laid off after a lifetime's toil at a shipyard in the French Mediterranean port of Sète. Against considerable odds, Slimane determines to realise his long-held dream of opening a couscous restaurant, but to do so must rally the support of his extended family including his ex-wife, children, mistress and her hot-headed daughter. Eventually the make-or-break opening night arrives and the scene is set for a dramatic and nail-bitingly tense finalé.

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