Rent Couscous (2007)

3.3 of 5 from 312 ratings
2h 28min
Rent Couscous (aka La graine et le mulet) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
This internationally acclaimed, warm and entertaining family drama tells the story of Slimane, a sixty-something North African immigrant who has just been laid off after a lifetime's toil at a shipyard in the French Mediterranean port of Sete. Against considerable odds, Slimane determines to realise his long-held dream of opening a couscous restaurant, but to do so must rally the support of his extended family including his ex-wife, children, mistress and her hot-headed daughter. Eventually the make-or-break opening night arrives and the scene is set for a dramatic and nail-bitingly tense finale.
Featuring some of the most mouthwatering scenes of food and feasting ever committed to celluloid, this superbly performed, intimate and vividly realised film is an engrossing tale of hope, cultural identity and familial rivalries.
Actors:
Habib Boufares, , Farida Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche, , , , , Abelkader Djeloulli, , , , , Mohamed Benabdeslem, Hatika Karaoui, Henri Rodriguez, Nadia Taoul, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Claude Berri
Writers:
Abdellatif Kechiche
Aka:
La graine et le mulet
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Top 100 Films, Drama
Awards:

2007 Venice Film Festival Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
27/10/2008
Run Time:
148 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview With Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/04/2014
Run Time:
152 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Hafsia Herzi
  • "Sueur" Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Interview with Abdellatif Kechiche
  • The Musicians and Bouraouia Marzouk Featurette

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Reviews (3) of Couscous

Long and dreary - Couscous review by PB

Spoiler Alert
30/01/2018

I am a great fan of world cinema but this is pretty dire. Some good dialogue at times but needed a good edit and new scriptwriter. Ends bleakly with no clear idea of where the film was going. Give it a miss IMHO

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