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The Grocer's Son -- Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city...


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Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Afm '11: Get a Taste of Family 'Greed'
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Opening This Week
 (From IFC. 9 June 2008, 6:49 AM, PDT)

Film Movement gets 'Grocer's Son'
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Nicolas Cazalé ... Antoine Sforza

Clotilde Hesme ... Claire
Daniel Duval ... M. Sforza, le père d'Antoine
Jeanne Goupil ... Mme Sforza, la mère d'Antoine
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ... François Sforza, le frère d'Antoine
Liliane Rovère ... Lucienne

Paul Crauchet ... Le père Clément
Chad Chenouga ... Hassan l'épicier
Ludmila Ruoso ... Sophie
Benoît Giros ... Fernand, le mécano
Gilles Chabrier ... Le chef de rang
Jean-Luc Boucherot ... Le docteur village
Gilberte Muguet ... Mamie baskets
Christophe Mirabel ... Le père du petit garçon
Odile Tommy Martin ... Mamie escargot
Robert Fayard ... L'homme hameau
Jemmy Walker ... Une femme du village
Robert Court ... Un homme du village
Robert Juventin ... Homme aux petits chats
Agnès Joniaux ... Dame 1
Arlette Caussidéry ... Dame 2

Directed by
Eric Guirado  (as éric guirado)
Writing credits
Eric Guirado (scenario) (as éric guirado) &
Florence Vignon (scenario)

Eric Guirado (based on as original idea by) (as éric guirado)

Produced by
Miléna Poylo .... producer
Gilles Sacuto .... producer
Original Music by
Christophe Boutin 
Cinematography by
Laurent Brunet 
Film Editing by
Pierre Haberer 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
Production Design by
Valérie Faynot 
Costume Design by
Ann Dunsford 
Makeup Department
Karina Gruais .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christophe Desenclos .... production manager
Pierre-Yves Jourdain .... unit manager
Cecile Regnauld .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Prune Brachet .... second assistant director
Dominique Heinry .... first assistant director
Art Department
Britta Demasse .... set dresser
Thierry Fièvre .... property master
Eric Lambert .... props
Pascaline Pitiot .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Laure Arto .... adr engineer
Laure Arto .... foley engineer
Fred Bielle .... assistant sound editor
Frédéric Cattoni .... consultant: DTS
Emmanuel Croset .... sound mixer
Nicolas Favre .... sound
Vincent Hazard .... sound editor
Sébastien Lebailly .... boom operator
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucie Adalid .... second assistant camera
Julie Conte .... first assistant camera
Baptiste Imbert .... electrician
Editorial Department
Benoit Delbove .... assistant editor
Marion Viguier .... assistant editor
Location Management
Mylène Ollivier .... location manager
Cecile Regnauld .... location scout (as cécile regnauld)
Music Department
Loris Bernot .... music recording mixer
Christophe Boutin .... conductor
Christophe Boutin .... guitar
Robin Bullock .... mandolin
Yoan Faisy .... music recording mixer
Without Gravity .... composer: theme music
Cyril Tronchet .... drummer
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... public relations
Stéphane Bern .... courtesy: Extrait du générique du 'fou du rol' une émission de stéphane bern, sur france inter avec l'aimable autorisation de
Nathalie Djian .... production administrator
Virginie Legeay .... trainee assistant producer
Sophie Lixon .... production secretary
Richard Lornac .... courtesy: Extrait du générique du 'fou du rol' une émission de stéphane bern, sur france inter avec l'aimable autorisation de
Sora Prim .... script supervisor (as Sarah Prim)
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
Elisabeth Depardieu .... special thanks: éric guirado tien à remercier (as élisabeth depardieu)
Giuseppe Sforza .... special thanks: éric guirado tien à remercier - pour avoir inspiré son imaginaire les épiciers ambulants pour avoir nourri son écriture

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le fils de l'épicier" - France (original title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Director Eric Guirado spent time observing actual village merchants as research for the film.See more »
Continuity: When Antoine brings his mother to his apartment at the beginning of the movie, they enter from the staircase via a white door. Few seconds later when he exits the apartment to bring coffee to his mother from his neighbor, he exit to the staircase via the brown door.See more »


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Delightfully Appetizing!, 10 February 2010
Author: (a-movie-fan) from -

I have seen one review here that described this movie as a "dud" and another stating... "All French movies are either about sex or sons reconnecting with their fathers. This one is mostly about the latter." I cannot agree with either. I do not believe all French movies are about either 'sex or sons and their fathers' but I do believe a lot are family orientated.

This is a film based around a hard-working small town family who stumble and struggle through the same ups and downs that most of us have at one point or another with family and children, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity. So please do not miss this movie if you believe it to be just another about fathers/sons and/or sex, as you would be missing out on something very different.

I couldn't say it was a dud in any aspect. Yes, there are flaws, it's not polished perfect but then again, neither are people and life. Because of this I found myself feeling more invested as a parent/spouse/sibling.

The lush scenery and quaint village became characters unto themselves with their lush beauty and vibrant colors. I've not watched a movie for some time where I could say a vehicle became such a huge part of the story. However, I believe it to be the central part of this movie, the proverbial beating heart willing all to see what it sees and proving that sometimes all is not lost and it doesn't take much at all to have things back up and running.

Eric Guirado has done a tremendous job of balancing the story and characters. It felt more of an ensemble piece to me. I read he'd spent time watching actual villagers and successfully as in most cases I wasn't sure who was an extra and who was a paid actor. If you've lived in a small village/town you'll surely appreciate the diversity.

The only negative I have is although I loved the Deleted scenes and Outtakes, I couldn't help but want a longer 'Making Of' after the movie finished.

It is definitely a movie I recommend you see and if you do, I'm sure most will find it as enjoyable as I did.

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