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Title La graine et le mulet [videorecording] = The secret of the grain / Pathe Renn Productions ; France 2 cinema ; director, Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation and dialogue, Abdellatif Kechiche and Ghalya Lacroix ; producer, Claude Berri.

Imprint [New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2010


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F GRA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 527
Criterion collection ; 527.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1), enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language French and Arabic dialogue, with English subtitles.
Cast Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Faridah Benkhetache.
Credits Cinematography, Lubomir Bakchev ; film editing, Ghayla Lacroix.
Event Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary When the patriarch of a French-Arab family, Slimane, acts on his wish to open a portside restaurant specializing in his ex-wife's fish couscous, the extended clan's passions and problems explode.
Note Special features: interview with Abdellatif Kechiche ; extended version of the film's belly dancing sequence with introduction by director ; video interview with film scholar Ludovic Cortade ; additional interviews ; theatrical trailer. Also includes booklet with essay by film critic Wesley Morris.
Subject Families -- Drama.
Immigrants -- Drama.
Entrepreneurship -- Drama.
Restaurants -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Kechiche, Abdellatif.
Lacroix, Ghalia.
Berri, Claude.
Boufares, Habib.
Herzi, Hafsia.
Benkhetache, Faridah.
Criterion Collection (Firm).
Pathe Renn Production.
France 2 cinema (Firm).
Added Title Secret of the grain
ISBN 9781604652734
Standard No. 715515057813
Music No. CC1891D The Criterion Collection

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