The extras or figurants as they are called in French are dressed, ready & waiting.
I loved this group of locals (below) waiting for their cue. The man in the green hat to the right is the assistant director.
Om Puri, a well known Indian actor plays the part of the father & head of the Hajj clan.
Here the three older Hajj siblings discuss their parts. I am afraid I do not know the actors names other than Manish Dayal, who plays the principle Hassan Hajj & who is on the left.
Here are the two young actors who will be the youngest Hajj siblings.
Watching a feature film being shot can sometimes seem like a lot of milling around.
The same scene is shot over & over again. Below Manish Dayal & Lasse Hallstrom wait for the next take.
The scene begins as the Hajj bother & sister exit the blue car to go to the café. So back into the car they go to do it one more time.
Below Lasse Hallstrom in a pensive moment.
All of this repetition can be very monotonous & tiring. I was really impressed how well all the locals who were chosen as extras stood up to the task. You can see the men in the cafe look quite convincing & ready to roll.
It is not only the extras that might find it tiring. Seasoned actors as well can find it tedious. Below Manish Dayal has a big yawn as he waits for yet one more take after a long day of shooting.