May 7 - May 9, 2004
Directed by Francois Dupeyron
Rated R, 95 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Easy Street Brasserie & Salon Rouge
Set in the cinematic wonderland of 1960s Paris, an aging Muslim takes a Jewish boy under his wing in this unusual and satisfying tale. Omar Sharif sparkles as a Turkish grocery store owner and self-style philosopher who brings sunshine and meaning into the life of a lonely neighborhood boy. The highlight of the film is a road trip that takes the pair from Paris to Switzerland, Albania, Greece and Turkey.
Sharif has lost none of the charisma that made him an international movie star. - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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