About the Film
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