- 1h 49min
- 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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Welcome30 Oct 2009
(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…
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