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Le Grand Voyage

Le Grand Voyage

A Feature film by Ismaël Ferroukhi

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 24/11/2004


    A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself forced to drive his father to Mecca. From the start, the journey looks to be difficult. Reda and his father have nothing in common. Talk is reduced to the strict minimum. Reda wants to experience this trip in his own way. His father demands respect for himself and the meaning of this pilgrimage. As they drive through different countries and meet various people, Reda and his father observe each other warily. How can they create a relationship when communication is impossible? From the south of France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, their road is 3,000 miles long.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Foreign production companies :

    Soread 2M, Casablanca Films

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    Photos (4)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Humbert Balsan

    Director of photography :

    Katell Djian

    Press Attachés (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci, Tony Arnoux

    Continuity supervisor :

    Camille Brottes

    Foreign distributor :

    Yuen Ping Low

    Screenwriter :

    Ismaël Ferroukhi

    Sound Recordist :

    Xavier Griette

    Editor :

    Tina Baz

    Music Composer :

    Fowzi Guerdjou

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France (80.0%), Morocco (20.0%)

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    Majority French (France, Morocco)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 48 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    News (10)

    Festival Selections (19)

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2005

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)


    Official International Selection

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2005

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)


    Panorama of World Cinema

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce  - 2005

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce (Greece, 2005)


    Feature films selected

    Göteborg Film Festival - 2005

    Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden, 2005)


    Films selected

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2005

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2005)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    FIFF - 2004

    FIFF (Belgium, 2004)


    Official Competition

    TIFF - 2004

    TIFF (Canada, 2004)


    Planet Africa

    International Critics' Week - Venice - 2004

    International Critics' Week - Venice (Italy, 2004)


    Official Selection

    Awards (2)

    FIFF - 2004

    FIFF (Belgium, 2004)

    Awards (3)

    Special Jury Prize

    Golden "Bayard" to the Best First Film

    Youth Jury Award

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2004

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2004)


    The "Venezia Opera Prima Luigi de Laurentiis" Award for a first film

    Delegations (6)