Detroit Film Theatre


THE GROCER'S SON

Friday, November 28, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(France/2007/directed by Eric Guirado)

Turning 30 and still not holding down a job or a relationship, Antoine (the superb Nicolas Cazalé) heads back to his small French hometown after his father becomes ill. It falls to Antoine take charge of the family business - a small mobile grocery store that travels around the south of France. In this age of super-stores, Antoine instead spends his days delivering everything from laundry soap to vegetables to the residents of tiny rural villages. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, the reluctant Antoine gradually comes to terms with his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who at first seem impossibly demanding and cranky, but who reveal qualities Antoine never imagined. This surprise French box-office hit is sensitive, funny and observant, capturing a precious, vanishing world with remarkable delicacy. (96 min.)

“Triumphant. A gem of a film.”  -Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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