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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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Director:
Writers:
Eric Guirado (scenario) &
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Release Date:
6 June 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Afm '11: Get a Taste of Family 'Greed'
 (From Bloody-Disgusting.com. 7 November 2011, 7:44 AM, PST)

Opening This Week
 (From IFC. 9 June 2008, 6:49 AM, PDT)

Film Movement gets 'Grocer's Son'
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 4 March 2008)

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In a nutshell See more (22 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Eric Guirado spent time observing actual village merchants as research for the film.See more »
Goofs:
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
In a nutshell, 17 November 2009
Author: carlyvo from United States

All French movies are either about sex or sons reconnecting with their fathers. This one is mostly about the latter.

The powers-that-IMD-be demand eight more lines of text.

It's a charming movie well-described in these other reviews. The plot, simple as it is, is contrived. But you won't mind. The acting is lovely, as are the actors. They're charming. The countryside is charming. The grocery truck is charming. Even the little grocery items-sausages on strings and juniper pate- are charming. It made me nostalgic for the summer jobs of my youth. France's answer to "Adventureland."

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