About the film
parent child relationship pilgrimage
The Great Journey
Release Date: November 09, 2004
|Production Companies||:||Ognon Pictures, Les Films du Passage, Casablanca Films Productions, Soread-2M, ARTE France Cinéma|
Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure of his father: upon arrival in Mecca, both Reda and his father are not the characters they were at the start of the movie. Avoiding the hackneyed theme of the return to the homeland, the film uses the departure to renew a connection between two generation.