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eric gould's rating of the film Le grand voyage

Ralph Waldo Emerson's oft-quoted maxim "Life is a journey, not a destination" aptly describes this film about a father's wish to make the hajj to Mecca by car from southern France. This simple story amplifies the differences between a traditional Muslim father with his younger restless son on a road trip wonderfully shot on location across Mediterranean Europe towards Saudi Araba. En route there's closure at the end.