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Mektoub, My Love (2017)

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (original title)
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A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).

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François Bégaudeau (novel), Abdellatif Kechiche (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaïn Boumedine ... Amin
Ophélie Bau ... Ophélie
Salim Kechiouche ... Tony
Lou Luttiau Lou Luttiau ... Céline
Alexia Chardard Alexia Chardard ... Charlotte
Hafsia Herzi ... Camélia
Delinda Kechiche Delinda Kechiche ... La mère d'Amin
Kamel Saadi Kamel Saadi ... Kamel
Hatika Karaoui Hatika Karaoui ... La mère de Tony
Meleinda Elasfour Meleinda Elasfour ... Mel
Hamid Rahmi Hamid Rahmi ... Joe
Roméo De Lacour Roméo De Lacour ... Aimé
Karina Kolokolchykova Karina Kolokolchykova ... La jeune fille russe
Mohamed Souda Mohamed Souda ... Le père d'Amin
David Ribeiro David Ribeiro ... Fernando
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Amin, an aspiring screenwriter and photographer, returns to his hometown, a fishing village in the south of France, after living a year in Paris. He spends his time hopping from beach to beach and from bar to bar, finding his childhood friends and chasing new encounters. The summer lights of the Mediterranean coast guide his quest for love, as he hopes to live a passionate romance like in the movies. Surrounded by his loving family, who sometimes helps and often hinders, Amin searches to find his own way. Inspiration comes in the form of many female characters who enchant him, but when it comes to love only the mektoub ("destiny" in Arabic) can decide. This coming-of-age saga set in 1994 casts a nostalgic glow on losing the innocence of youth.

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Release Date:

21 March 2018 (France) See more »

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Destiny, My Love: First Song See more »

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Sète, Hérault, France See more »

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€30,859 (Italy), 27 May 2018, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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It is the first part of the cycle 'Mektoub is Mektoub,' a free film adaptation of François Bégaudeau's novel The Injury.' See more »

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Many words, speech mannerisms and expressions used throughout the movie were not common in the mid-nineties, such as "j'ai buggé" or "Bref! ...". See more »

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A fake director using fake codes to make a fake movie
1 March 2019 | by nilcaronSee all my reviews

This is ridiculously bad, he tries to give his self a style when he doesnt have any, he is the definition of a wannabe.

The vulgar way of filming, the emptyness of the subject, the boring characters and actors and his way of trying to be special and arty is just making me want to scream out about his poorness, thinking how can people fall into such an obvious trap, do peoplejust follow the « fashion » like sheeps, dont they have the capacity of telling this movie is empty?

He is trying to capture instants of life, as Jim Jarmusch for example can do in a brillant and very intelligent way, but here it is simply EMPTY completely boring, nothing interesting nothing that sounds real or fun, simply emptyness.

I could only think to myself during the whole movie, did he really chose this job to only be able to hangout with sexy girls and get to know them, the only motivation he has by being a « director » is to have power over those girls. That is the only thing i come out with after 3hours of deep boringness, how can he find producers after this seriously i dont know, people might be forgetting what cinema is about.

Avoid anything that has to deal with this director, he is an imposter.


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