• 2007
  • France
  • 154 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Abdel Kechiche
  • Cast: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache
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61-year-old weary Maghrebi émigré Silmane (Boufares) is in need of a miracle after being made redundant. Choosing to open a North African restaurant rather than retire, the action revolves around Sunday dinner for his extended family, where the depiction of Arab family life rivals that of 'La Haine' and 'Days of Glory'. 'Part of Huntly Hairst Festival of Food and Farming'.

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