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The Secret of The Grain

The Secret of The Grain

A Feature film by Abdellatif Kechiche

Produced by Pathé Production, Hirsch

Release in France : 12/12/2007


    At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the schisms and tensions that are easily sparked off and that financial difficulties make even more intense. He is going through a delicate period in his life and, recently, everything seems to make him feel useless: a failure. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. However, it appears to be an unreachable dream given his meager, irregular salary that is not anywhere near enough to supply what he needs to realize his ambition. But he can still dream and talk about it with his family in particular. A family that gradually gives its support to this project, which comes to symbolize the means to a better life. Thanks to its ingeniousness and hard work, this dream soon becomes a reality...or almost....

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    The Secret of The Grain

    Trailer (english subtitles)

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Pathé Production, Hirsch

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Photos (5)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Berri

    Screenwriter :

    Abdellatif Kechiche

    Sound recordists :

    Nicolas Waschkowski, Olivier Laurent, Éric Legarçon, Éric Armbruster, Jean-Paul Hurier

    Production Manager :

    Benoît Pilot

    Editors :

    Ghalya Lacroix, Camille Toubkis

    Production Designer :

    Benoît Barouh

    Costume designer :

    Maria Beloso

    Line Producer :

    Pierre Grunstein

    Director of Photography :

    Lubomir Bakchev

    Camera Operator :

    Sofian El Fani

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Continuity supervisor :

    Dominique Arcé

    Casting :

    Monya Galbi

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 31 min

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    Dolby DTS

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    Posters (5)


    News (24)

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    Festival Selections (35)

    French Film Festival in Indonesia  - 2010

    French Film Festival in Indonesia (Indonesia, 2010)


    Beirut - Beirut Film Meetings - 2008

    Beirut - Beirut Film Meetings (Lebanon, 2008)


    Official Selection

    Helsinki Film Festival - 2008

    Helsinki Film Festival (Finland, 2008)



    Shanghai - International Film Festival - 2008

    Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 2008)


    Out of Competition

    Festival du Film français en Israël  - 2008

    Festival du Film français en Israël (Israel, 2008)


    Official Selection

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2008

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2008)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Lumiere Awards - 2008

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2008)

    Selection (2)

    : Abdellatif Kechiche

    Révélation féminine : Hafsia Herzi

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2007

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2007)


    Thessaloniki - International Film Festival - 2007

    Thessaloniki - International Film Festival (Greece, 2007)


    Awards (5)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2008

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2008)

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Most Promising Actress : Hafsia Herzi

    César Award for Best Original Screenplay

    César Award for Best Director : Abdellatif Kechiche

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2007

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2007)

    Awards (3)

    Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Promising Young Actor or Actress : Hafsia Herzi

    Jury Grand Prize

    Fipresci Award

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 2007

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    Delegations (3)

    Presskit (2)