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Beach Cafe

Beach Cafe

A Feature film by Benoît Graffin

Produced by Les Films du Requin , Elia Films

Release in France : 30/01/2002


    In Tangiers, Driss makes a hand-to-mouth living as a cab driver in his dented wreck of a car that serves as both taxi and home. He comes across Fouad, a nasty, self-seeking old man who owns a beach café. Driss strikes up a friendship with this cantankerous misanthrope who could be his father. Despite his friends’ warnings, Driss tries to win the old man’s affections, offering him gifts and helping him out. One day Driss brings his girlfriend, Betsoul, to the café and Fouad immediately hits on her…

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films du Requin , Elia Films

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    The Bureau Sales

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    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Cyriac Auriol, Pauline Duhault

    Screenwriters :

    Benoît Graffin, André Téchiné

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Ouvrier

    Editor :

    Camille Cotte

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Le Grix

    Sound Mixer :

    Emmanuel Croset

    Authors of original work :

    Mohamed Mrabet, Paul Bowles

    Director of Photography :

    Yorick Le Saux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound Editor :

    Yannick Coutheron

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Miller

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Morocco, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Morocco, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 23 min

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    Dolby DTS