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

Rated NR 151 minutes 2008

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.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.lagraineetlemulet-lefilm.com

Director: Abdel Kechiche

Writer: Abdel Kechiche

Producer: Claude Berri

Cast: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche, Bouraou a Marzouk, Alice Houri, Leila D'Issernio, Abelkader Djeloulli, Olivier Loustau and Sabrina Ouazani

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