Le Grand Voyage (2005)

Le Grand Voyage


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Out of filial duty and a sense of adventure, Reda, a young French man, agrees to accompany his elderly Moroccan father on the hajj -- the pilgrimage to Mecca. It is an obligatory trip for every good Muslim who can afford it. The only catch: the journey from France to Saudi Arabia will be by car. Initially, Reda doesn't understand why his father doesn't simply take a plane and be done with it. His father responds that the pilgrimage should be as arduous a journey as possible to show the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ismaël Ferroukhi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 28, 2006
Pyramide Distribution


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as La Vieille femme

as Le Pélerin Ahmad

as Le Douanier Italien

as Le Douanier Serbe

as Le Barman Yougoslave

as L'homme Du Change

as L'homme bavard

as Douanier Turc 1

as Douanier Turc 2

as Chef Policier Turc

as Policier Turc

as La Femme de Mustapha

as Danseuse Cabaret

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as Le Pélerin Mounir

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Critic Reviews for Le Grand Voyage

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

a story told on both the largest and smallest scales. It's fascinating both ways.

Full Review… | July 16, 2006

Dares to confront spiritual hot topics like the collision between Islam and the West ... in a refreshingly balanced, understanding way.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

the film's final scenes in Mecca are truly awe-inspiring

Full Review… | June 29, 2005
Old School Reviews

Explores the experiences of a devout Muslim and his secular adolescent son as they drive through seven countries on the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Full Review… | March 23, 2005
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Le Grand Voyage

I was expecting the father and son to grow together over the course of their journey. I believe that was the intent of the film maker. I kept waiting, but very little true understanding developed between them. They didnt seem to move much further in their relationship than when the movie began. Not a bad movie, but definitely not very exciting...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

I can't believe this film is on here! Fair play.

Sarah Burton

Super Reviewer

These two men, father and son, live in their own world, so far apart, but interlaced.

Though they may not communicate and even when they think they do not have the same vision or perspective on things, or the same goals, they are so related.

They fight for what they want, and slowly and unnoticed start discovering each other...the true voyage.

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