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Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)

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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 / Screenwriter
Ophélie Bau Ophélie Bau ... Ophélie / Farmgirl
Salim Kechiouche ... Tony / Amin's Cousin
Lou Luttiau Lou Luttiau ... Céline / vacationer girl
Alexia Chardard ... Charlotte / vacationer girl
Hafsia Herzi ... Camélia / Amin's aunt
Delinda Kechiche Delinda Kechiche ... La mère d'Amin / Amin's mother
Kamel Saadi Kamel Saadi ... Kamel / Tony's uncle
Hatika Karaoui Hatika Karaoui ... La mère de Tony / Tony's mother
Meleinda Elasfour Meleinda Elasfour ... Mel
Hamid Rahmi Hamid Rahmi ... Joe
Roméo De Lacour Roméo De Lacour ... Aimé
Karina Kolokolchykova Karina Kolokolchykova ... Anastasia / La fille russe-The Russian girl
Mohamed Souda Mohamed Souda ... Le père d'Amin / Amin's father
David Ribeiro David Ribeiro ... Fernando / Camélia's fiance
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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France | Italy

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French | English

Release Date:

21 March 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Destiny, My Love: First Song See more »

Filming Locations:

Sète, Hérault, France See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€30,859 (Italy), 27 May 2018, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is the first part of the cycle 'Mektoub is Mektoub,' a free film adaptation of François Bégaudeau's novel The Injury.' See more »

Goofs

During the night club sequence, Ophélie twerks at some point. However, the movie takes place in the summer of 1994 and twerk would not be known in France until the mid 2010s. See more »

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References The Big Blue (1988) See more »

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East meets West in common places
26 September 2018 | by sorin-hadarca-140-298258See all my reviews

Basically, lots of flesh. Scandalous, considering the action takes places in a muslim country, but the waves of visiting tourists makes flirt & nudity an everyday business. Amin's gaze is of an non-judgmental observer, reluctunt to engage. Love has little to do with the place, except for the lambs maybe - a cliche for innocence. Op-ending, the movie (hardly a story) lacks a morale; sometimes life is such.


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