Le Grand Voyage

Airs January 30, 2010 after the Reel 13 Classic

A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda (Nicolas Cazale), a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. From the start, the journey looks to be difficult: Reda and his father (Mohamed Majd) have nothing in common. Reda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia- the two will embark on a road trip to Mecca that will change their lives.

Directed by Ismaƫl Ferroukhi

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  • Ed

    It makes you cry ….

  • Josie

    not intresting at all
    disgusting movie.

  • Abduh

    I don’t know what to say, this film left me and my family speechless. The theme of this film was amazing and we can relate to it being 2nd and 3rd generation Arab American. The younger generation who grew up in the west collide with their parents due to that difference. My 8 year old nephew wants me to order this film for him, he too loved it. Keep up the excellent work.

  • Iq

    I thought the movie was moving and very compelling. I grew up in the west and my father did hajii this year. His journey like the father’s changed our lives. I too cried.

  • suzanne

    when or where can this be viewed again…really need to see it again.

  • Jeanne

    Beautiful film. When will it be aired again. Must see it again.

  • saeideh

    wonderful,I thought it was a documentray

  • Halid

    I like the film, I wish I can get the opportunity to view it again and again. It’s entertaining and thought provoking especially raising kids in non-islamic cultures.

  • don

    A chance to look at another sensibility and culture in a non-political way. Beautifully done.

  • Nancy

    I loved the film. I would like to see it again. Very educational and enterntaining.

  • Debbie (THIRTEEN)

    We’re airing this film on Saturday night, January 30 2010, a little after 11pm. Tune in!

  • Brenda

    I dvr’d this film and it was cut off before the very end. Is there some place I can see this again or can someone let me know what happens when he finds his father in Mecca? or is that the end?

  • assia

    I love this indie because it showed a part of my religion and i understood them because they were talking in moroccan arabic and i am moroccan.This is to Brenda at the end he finds his father dead so he sells his car and returns to France. I loved this show i saw it yesterday and i wish to see it again whoever chose this indie for REEL THIRTEEN you rock the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEEE YA LATER

  • Seeker

    13 will repeat this movie on Wednesday February 3rd at 1:30 AM

  • New Jersey

    Very powerful and moving film. Loved it!

  • bayyinah

    This is a heart wreching film truthfully told about the different in generations and there interest in maintaining family traditions. This could apply to any religion the story is the same. It was beautiful to see Mecca again in the Haj season.

  • Amina

    I missed it, when will it be aired again?

  • Doreen

    I saw it three times. Each time I took away an eye opening lesson. A wonderful film. The two generations of different worlds were exeptionally acted. Of course the ending is a tear jerker.