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Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)

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A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).

Writers:

François Bégaudeau (novel), Abdellatif Kechiche (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaïn Boumedine ... Amin
Ophélie Bau ... Ophélie / Clément's fiancee
Salim Kechiouche ... Tony / Amin's cousin
Lou Luttiau Lou Luttiau ... Céline / Charlotte's friend
Alexia Chardard Alexia Chardard ... Charlotte / Tourist
Hafsia Herzi ... Camélia / Amin's aunt
Delinda Kechiche Delinda Kechiche ... La mère d'Amin / Amin's mother
Kamel Saadi Kamel Saadi ... Kamel
Hatika Karaoui Hatika Karaoui ... La mère d'Tony / Tony's mother
Meleinda Elasfour Meleinda Elasfour ... Mel
Hamid Rahmi Hamid Rahmi ... Joe
Roméo De Lacour Roméo De Lacour ... Aimé
Karina Kolokolchykova ... La jeune fille russe / The Russian girl
Mohamed Souda Mohamed Souda ... Le père d'Amin / Amin's mother
David Ribeiro David Ribeiro ... Fernando
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Storyline

Amin, an aspiring screenwriter and photographer, returns to his hometown, a fishing village in the south of France, after living a year in Paris. He spends his time hopping from beach to beach and from bar to bar, finding his childhood friends and chasing new encounters. The summer lights of the Mediterranean coast guide his quest for love, as he hopes to live a passionate romance like in the movies. Surrounded by his loving family, who sometimes helps and often hinders, Amin searches to find his own way. Inspiration comes in the form of many female characters who enchant him, but when it comes to love only the mektoub ("destiny" in Arabic) can decide. This coming-of-age saga set in 1994 casts a nostalgic glow on losing the innocence of youth.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

21 March 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno See more »

Filming Locations:

Sète, Hérault, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,200,387
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is the first part of the cycle 'Mektoub is Mektoub,' a free film adaptation of François Bégaudeau's novel The Injury.' See more »

Goofs

Many words, speech mannerisms and expressions used throughout the movie were not common in the mid-nineties, such as "j'ai buggé" or "Bref! ...". See more »

Connections

Followed by Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019) See more »

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Laudate Dominum
from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Cecilia Bartoli
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Nostalgia sunset
29 December 2019 | by nicodbsnSee all my reviews

Kechiche intuitively knows how to film bodies and the souls that drive them. It's an organic cinema, distilled in the most nostalic and melancholic barrel. We're all trapped on that beach, surrounded by love on a warm summer afternoon.

Always.


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