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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).

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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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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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French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

21 March 2018 (France) See more »

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Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno See more »

Filming Locations:

Sète, Hérault, France See more »

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€30,859 (Italy), 27 May 2018, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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It is the first part of the cycle 'Mektoub is Mektoub,' a free film adaptation of François Bégaudeau's novel The Injury.' See more »

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During the night club sequence, Ophélie twerks at some point. However, the movie takes place in the summer of 1994 and twerk would not be known in France until the mid 2010s. See more »

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Ya Zina Diri Latay
Group Raïna Raï
performed by Lotfi Attar (as Raïna Raï) and Tarik Naïmi Chikhi and Kaddour Bouchentouf and Hachemi Djellouli
composed by Lotfi Attar (as Raïna Raï)
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(p) 1982
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A fake director using fake codes to make a fake movie
1 March 2019 | by nilcaronSee all my reviews

This is ridiculously bad, he tries to give his self a style when he doesnt have any, he is the definition of a wannabe.

The vulgar way of filming, the emptyness of the subject, the boring characters and actors and his way of trying to be special and arty is just making me want to scream out about his poorness, thinking how can people fall into such an obvious trap, do peoplejust follow the « fashion » like sheeps, dont they have the capacity of telling this movie is empty?

He is trying to capture instants of life, as Jim Jarmusch for example can do in a brillant and very intelligent way, but here it is simply EMPTY completely boring, nothing interesting nothing that sounds real or fun, simply emptyness.

I could only think to myself during the whole movie, did he really chose this job to only be able to hangout with sexy girls and get to know them, the only motivation he has by being a « director » is to have power over those girls. That is the only thing i come out with after 3hours of deep boringness, how can he find producers after this seriously i dont know, people might be forgetting what cinema is about.

Avoid anything that has to deal with this director, he is an imposter.


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