In This World

In This World
  • 2003
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Written by: Tony Grisoni
  • Cast: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Nabil Elouahabi, Narration, Paul Popplewell
  • Language: Persian, Pashtu, Italian, English

Twelve-year-old Jamal and his cousin Enayatulla set out from the infamous Shamshatsoo refugee camp in Pakistan for London. Their lives are in the hands of the people smugglers. Elements of correspondence commentary are mixed up with nauseating naturalism, but the sense of genuine fear is so immediate one is never in doubt of the importance of the work.

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