EDEN IS WEST

EDEN EST A L'OUEST

By Costa GAVRAS

PATHE PRODUCTION LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2008

A group of illegal immigrants attempt to forge an existence in the countries of the European Union.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Costa GAVRAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Costa GAVRAS, Jean-Claude GRUMBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Michele RAY-GAVRAS, Manos KREZIAS
    • Synopsis
    • A
      small boat, overloaded with hopeful young men, edges slowly into
      view. In the distance a freight liner awaits them.
      The elder of the group takes out his ID papers and tears them up,
      throwing them into the sea. Elias, our protagonist, understands.
      Without hesitation, he does the same.
      As the coast guard’s searchlights close in, Elias knows it’s time to
      move. Taking off his jacket and shoes he throws himself into the water
      and heads for the liner, swimming towards the promise of a better life,
      beginning the search for his ‘Eden’.
      Costa-Gavras
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles