Le fils de l'épicier

Le fils de l'épicier

The grocer's son

Streaming Video - 2008 | French
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It is summer, and 30-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provençe. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed-driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing. This surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside.
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, 2008
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sd., col
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Alternative Title: Grocer's son
One weekend a month


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Jun 26, 2015

Very good family drama - set in rural Provence, France. The mobile grocery van treks through fabulous country roads selling to eccentric older folks. Good romantic conflict, too.

voisjoe1 Jan 01, 2014

Nocolas Cazale plays an urban son who returns to his father’s rural grocery business atter his father is hospitalized with an illness and the family needed help in keeping the business going. The son, not liking having to leave his urban comfort, is miserable on the job until he is shown how to act with empathy while serving his needy, elderly isolated customers. If one learns the importance of a job, one’s happiness in life increases.


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