The Grocer's Son

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The Grocer's Son (released in France as Le Fils de l'épicier) is a dramatic film set in Provence, France, directed by experienced French documentarian Éric Guirado. The film was presented as part of the 2007 Namur Francophone Film Festival.[1]


It concerns Antoine (played by Nicolas Cazalé), who must leave Lyon to help his mother (Jeanne Goupil) who runs the family grocery store in a village in Southern France. His father (Daniel Duval), stricken with a heart attack, can no longer drive the truck that supplies the isolated hamlets. Antoine discovers the charm of these people, "bons vivants" (good living) ways and gradually comes to love his eccentric customers and finds the country of his childhood. He also discovers the joy of living and perhaps the joy of love with Claire (played by Clotilde Hesme).

The film uses the beautiful landscape of Mont Sainte-Victoire as a regular backdrop.


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  1. ^ "Review: Le fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son)"

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