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Dheepan

A Tamil soldier and two refugees flee civil war in Sri Lanka, but find a whole new set of crises when they attempt to start a new life in Paris.

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A sympathetic, inquisitive portrait of the immigrant experience in Europe.

On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift "family" sets about establishing a new life-only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris.

Director
Jacques Audiard
Cast
Jesuthasan AntonythasanKalieaswari SrinivasanClaudine VinasithambyVincent RottiersMarc ZingaFaouzi Bensaïdi
Country
France
Language
Tamil, French, English
Available
Oct 3 2016
Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Festival

A sympathetic, inquisitive portrait of the immigrant experience in Europe.