Le Grand Voyage
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Out of filial duty and a sense of adventure, Reda, a young French man, agrees to accompany his elderly Moroccan father on the hajj -- the pilgrimage to Mecca. It is an obligatory trip for every good Muslim who can afford it. The only catch: the journey from France to Saudi Arabia will be by car. Initially, Reda doesn't understand why his father doesn't simply take a plane and be done with it. His father responds that the pilgrimage should be as arduous a journey as possible to show the believer's faith. And, so it proves to be. Along the way the father and son will cross national… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a story told on both the largest and smallest scales. It's fascinating both ways."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Explores the experiences of a devout Muslim and his secular adolescent son as they drive through seven countries on the pilgrimage to Mecca."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Dares to confront spiritual hot topics like the collision between Islam and the West ... in a refreshingly balanced, understanding way."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Old man good, young man bad -- I get it already!"
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"the film's final scenes in Mecca are truly awe-inspiring"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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