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Saint-Jacques... La Mecque (2005)

Three siblings who detest each other and hiking must complete together a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in order to be eligible to inherit their mother's wealth.

Director:

Coline Serreau

Writer:

Coline Serreau (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Muriel Robin ... Clara
Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern ... Pierre
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Claude
Pascal Légitimus ... Guy
Marie Bunel ... Mathilde
Marie Kremer ... Camille
Flore Vannier-Moreau Flore Vannier-Moreau ... Elsa
Aymen Saïdi ... Ramzi
Nicolas Cazalé ... Saïd
Hélène Vincent ... La soeur
Michel Lagueyrie Michel Lagueyrie ... Curé du presbytère
Anik Belaubre Anik Belaubre ... La vieille dame
Anne Kessler Anne Kessler ... Edith
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Le notaire
Marie Allan ... Sarah
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Three siblings who detest each other and hiking must complete together a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in order to be eligible to inherit their mother's wealth.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 October 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agios Iakovos... I Mekka See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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French visa # 109287. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Pierre makes a phone call amidst the cows outside the hostel is clearly a rather poorly concealed day-for-night scene. Pierre blinks when he steps outside, blinded by the sun (and he keeps doing it throughout the scene) and the cows are standing up and moving around, which they wouldn't if it were truly night (they'd be lying down). See more »

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Performed by Mamia Chérif
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Classic initiatory story
17 November 2005 | by edmatperSee all my reviews

Pierre, a rich boss, geek of working (De Penguern), Claude, his alcoholic and lifetime unemployed brother (Darroussin) and Clara, a moaning teacher who is incidentally their sister (Robin) learn the death of their mother. The notary tell them few things about the assets (a sum of money and a house) they will inherit... in the only condition of traveling together during 2 months the path of Saint Jacques De Compostel. After a violent refusal, they decide (separatly) to do it. This initiatory travel, the meeting between the different characters will change them and lead them to realize who they really are and what a group -a family- is.

The performances are extremely convincing, the actors ARE the characters they perform. With a lot of great henchmen (Pascal Legitimus, Vannier-Moreau) and some fresh young actors (the charming girls Bunel, Kreme and the likable Arabs friends Saïdi, Cazalé) lead some under stories that gain weight to the movie.

This is not the best Coline Serreau movie but "Saint Jacques..." contains great moments of reflection, humour and emotion. A must see.


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