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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,923,446
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Hymne à la nuit, choeur à 8 voix (d'après 'Hippolyte et Aricie')
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performed by Le Chorale de Cinéma des Cinéastes
Conducted by Coline Serreau
Arrangements: Paul Pinaud
Choir member: Madeleine Besson
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Absolutely feel-good...
19 September 2007 | by hayescarloSee all my reviews

When I heard a new Coline Serreau movie was coming out shortly, I knew already I wouldn't miss it... and it ended up being one of my favorite genres: a road movie! Nine totally different persons are put together on this Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage where almost none of them give a sh*t for the deep religious background - excepted the young French boy with Arab roots who thinks they are going to Mecca - and after the eight weeks walk each of them comes out enriched not only with money, but also with a larger or somehow different family. The situation comic is so sweet, all of the pilgrims trying to find mobile phone coverage somewhere in the deepest French pampa, the things each of them dream about, this film brought me to laugh a lot and in some other moments also close to tears. The screenplay is full of wit and the landscape... oooh the landscape... and of course no decent French film could be a real French film without an abundant cooking and dining scene! I hope you also enjoy this film with all senses as much as I did!


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