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Genre

Drama

Director

Philippe Lioret

Run time

1h 45min

Cast

Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana

Bilal, a young 17-year-old Kurdish boy, has travelled through Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, freshly immigrated to England. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel. Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in the midst of a divorce. To impress his wife and win back her heart, Simon decides to risk everything by taking Bilal under his wing. The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.

Warsaw FF

The film is screened with English, Estonian and Russian subtitles.

Genre

Drama

Director

Philippe Lioret

Run time

1h 45min

Cast

Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana

Bilal, a young 17-year-old Kurdish boy, has travelled through Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, freshly immigrated to England. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel. Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in the midst of a divorce. To impress his wife and win back her heart, Simon decides to risk everything by taking Bilal under his wing. The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.

Warsaw FF

The film is screened with English, Estonian and Russian subtitles.

Info

Rating

Under 12 Not Recommended

Production year

2012

Local distributor

-

In cinema

9/11/2012