Le Grand Voyage (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - France, Morocco  |  
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A father/son road trip highlights the deep generational and cultural gaps between a modern young Arab preparing for his college entrance exams in France and his devoutly religious father who has demanded that his son drive him to Mecca in an intensely emotional drama from director Ismaël Ferroukhi. Réda (Nicolas Cazale) is determined to better himself by pursuing a higher education. When Réda's headstrong father arrives demanding that his son drive him to Mecca for a religious pilgrimage, the troubled young man's resentment towards grows more powerful than ever as a result of the elder's demand for respect for both himself and his journey. Now, as the reluctant pair wind their way from France to Saudi Arabia, the bond shared between them will be tested and their lives forever changed.

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Arab, examination [test], father, generation-gap, Mecca, pilgrimage, road-trip, son