Le fils de l'épicier
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The Grocer's Son (2007) More at IMDbPro »Le fils de l'épicier (original title)

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Small village grocer and 30 year old son, Antoine, have been estranged for 10 years.He lives a hand to mouth existence in the city. He is friends with local grocer Hassan and neighbour Claire. He returns to the village at his mother's request with Claire as his guest, on the pretext she can study in peace. They are not an item and he lacks the courage to declare his feelings.

Antoine does the rounds with the family travelling shop, but is rude and impatient with the mostly elderly country folk. Things improve when Claire goes with him and their relationship develops.

Antoine's brother Francois is the family favourite. Yet Francois is also deeply troubled. His wife has left him and he keeps it a secret from his parents. Francois is resentful that Antoine has been absent for so long and they fight.

In a fit of pique Antoine betrays Claire's trust, sabotaging her entry to college.While he tries to retrieve papers he has ditched, she finds out and she gets on the next train out.

Hassan arrives to help with the business.Antoine rescues Francois when he tries to drown himself.Antoine re-focuses his life and reconciles with his family, customers and community.


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