DHEEPAN - L’HOMME QUI N’AIMAIT PLUS LA GUERRE

By Jacques AUDIARD

WILD BUNCH - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2015

An improvised “family” flees civil war in Sri Lanka only to end up in another violent conflict in the heart of the Parisian slums.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2015
Competition Palme d'or
Toronto - TIFF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jacques AUDIARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Pascal CAUCHETEUX (Why not productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers - a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.
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