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by Benoît Graffin


Set in contemporary Tangier, the ramshackle establishment of the title is run by Fouad who, after meeting Driss, a hustling young taxi driver, is persuaded to turn it into a real restaurant. Relationships sour, however, as tensions and a submerged erotic charge between the two men manifest themselves as aggression.

international title: Beach Café
original title: Le café de la plage
country: France
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Benoît Graffin
film run: 83'
release date: FR 30/01/2001
screenplay: André Téchiné, Benoît Graffin
cast: Ouassini Embarek, Jacques Nolot, Leïla Belarbi, Dalia Amrani, Meriem Serbah, Mohamed El Hasnaoui
cinematography by: Yorick Le Saux
film editing: Camille Cotte
music: Philippe Miller
producer: Pauline Duhault, Cyriac Oriol
production: Les Films du Requin, Elia Films
distributor: Gémini Films