Secret Of The Grain, The: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (2007) / Region A
Secret Of The Grain, The: The Criterion Collection

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Secret Of The Grain, The: The Criterion Collection

Winner of four Cesar awards, including best picture and director, Abdellatif Kechiche's The Secret Of The Grain is a stirring drama about the daily joys and struggles of a bustling French-Arab family. It has the texture of a documentary but a classic, almost Shakespearean structure: when patriarch Slimane acts on his wish to open a port-side restaurant specializing in his ex-wife's fish couscous, the extended clan's passions and problems explode in riveting drama, leading to an engrossing, suspenseful climax. With

sensitivity and grit, The Secret Of The Grain celebrates the role food plays in family life and gets to the core of contemporary immigrant experience.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 19 2010
  • Production Year 2007
  • Empire SKU 1530313
  • UPC Code 715515063111
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New video interview with Kechiche
Sueur, Kechiche’s extended reedit of the climactic belly-dancing sequence
New video interview with film scholar Ludovic Cortade
Excerpt from a 20 heures television interview with Kechiche and actress Hafsia Herzi
Video interviews with Herzi, actress Bouraouïa Marzouk, and the film’s musicians
Theatrical trailer
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Wesley Morris


  • Audio
    Arabic DTS-HD MA 5.1
    French DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

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