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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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Release Date:
6 June 2008 (USA) See more »
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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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 
Writing credits
Eric Guirado (scenario) &
Florence Vignon (scenario)

Eric Guirado (idea)

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 production 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 .... sound editor
Frédéric Cattoni .... consultant: DTS
Emmanuel Croset .... sound mixer
Nicolas Favre .... sound mixer
Vincent Hazard .... supervising 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
Music Department
Loris Bernot .... additional music recording engineer
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Nathalie Djian .... administrator
Virginie Legeay .... trainee assistant producer
Sophie Lixon .... production secretary
Mylène Ollivier .... location manager
Sora Prim .... script supervisor (as Sarah Prim)
Cecile Regnauld .... location scout
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache

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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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Sound Mix:

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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Dix Points!, 19 February 2009
Author: Stravaiger from Scotland

I have just been to see this film at the Glasgow Film Theatre. I had been unaware of the director's reputation as a documentary maker and I have to agree with all the earlier commentators' opinions on the filmmaker's superb feel for scenery. One could almost sense the warmth and the scents of Provence. The actors, both principal and co-opted paysannes (French country people), were natural in their roles: I have overheard the same banter between customers and stall-holders in markets throughout rural France. This film is a treat to watch and I have no hesitation in awarding it "dix points"! My only minor reservation concerns the English sub-titles: some of the wonderful French dialogue looked as if it had been translated by an adolescent. All the same, a great film.

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