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Alimentation générale

Alimentation générale

A Feature film by Chantal Briet

Produced by Yenta Production

Release in France : 01/11/2006

    Synopsis

    When I first went into the Source grocery store in Epinay-sur-Seine, Ali offered me a coffee – served on the freezers, between the ham slicing machine and the newspaper available to everyone. The clients and regular customers who passed through his store recounted, as was their wont, the mini events of their lives: rain, sunshine, present worries, life in the high-rise blocks, TV programs.
    A sense of solitude, distress, but also a buoyant mood and much good humor – as though to make life’s slightly bitter taste more palatable – echoed from these various conversations.
    This was in 1999. I visited Ali regularly for several months, above all in the morning, to share the breakfast ritual with Jeanine, Bertho, Jamaa, and the others. I think that I also became a regular.
    I quickly understood that this place would give me the possibility of continuing my quest: to film time in a place, to film time that passes by focusing on people, faces, and their destinies. To also film a way of existing together – a little ‘trader’s,’ that would return to the word’s original meaning: a place of exchange, where we nourish ourselves. – Chantal Briet

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    Alimentation générale

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Yenta Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    JMT Films Distribution & Worldwide Sales

    Co-productions :

    Arcadi, Images Plus

    French distribution :

    Yenta Production

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (5)

    Directors of photography :

    Sylvia Calle, Sophie Bachelier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jean-Bernard Emery

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2005

    French release :

    01/11/2006

    Runtime :

    1 h 24 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    116.108

    Visa issue date :

    16/10/2006

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    Video

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    DTS

    Posters (1)

    Director

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