• 2009
  • France
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philippe Lioret
  • Written by: Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol, Olivier Adam
  • Cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Olivier Rabourdin, Derya Ayverdi
  • Language: French, English, Kurdish, Turkish
  • Website: www.marsdistribution.com/film/…

The plight of the immigrant and the viciousness of casual racism are the backdrop for this warm and engrossing drama about Bilal (Ayverdi), a young Iraqi refugee on his way to England who enlists the help of a former Olympic swimmer to help him swim the Channel.

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30 Oct 20094 stars

(15) 104min Writer and director Philippe Lioret’s film expounds on the difficulties of immigrants and casual racism in modern day Calais. Seventeen-year-old Bilal (Firat Ayverdi) is looking to make it to London. He has already walked thousands of miles…

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