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The grocer's son Le fils de l'épicier
Guirado, Eric, 1968-
Publication Information:
New York : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Media, [2008]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provençe. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed: driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing. This surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside."--Container.
General Note:
Includes: This month's short film : One weekend a month (12 min., director, Eric Escobar). A busy single mom receives a phone call that turns her life, and her children's lives, upside down.
Reading Level:
Not rated. Not recommended for ages under 17 without parental permission.
Geographic Term:
Added Title:
One weekend a month.
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DVD 50309 Adult DVD Foreign Language

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Quand Tu Descendras du Ciel director Eric Guirado follows up his feature filmmaking debut with this drama about a grocer's son who returns to the village where he was born in order to take over his father's business. Ten years ago, Antione (Nicolas Cazalé) left his family behind and moved to the big city. Now, after discovering that his father (Daniel Duval) has suffered a heart attack and that the family grocery store will soon be forced to shut down, Antoine heads back to the French mountain town at the behest of his brother François (Stéphan Guérin-Tillié). It seems that few folks save for his mother (Jeanne Goupil) are happy to see Antoine return, though the meandering 30-year-old has brought city friend Claire (Clotilde Hesme) along to keep him company during his stay in the country. Though it remains to be seen whether Antoine and Claire will ever become anything more than friends, the free-spirited sprite is more than happy to help out when it comes to making the rounds with the mobile store that services the local villages. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi