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3.5
100 Ratings

The Grocer's Son

Le fils de l'épicier

Directed by Éric Guirado
France, 2007
Drama
  • French
  • English

Synopsis

It is summer, and 30-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 driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants.

Our take

Director Éric Guirado closely studied the lives of traveling grocers to lend this drama an intimate feeling of lived experience. The result is exactly that: small in scale and expression yet boundlessly warm, compelling, and a sincere portrait of working life in France’s countryside.

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Awards & Festivals

César Awards

2008 | Nominee: Most Promising Actor

Stockholm International Film Festival

2008

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