ILLEGAL

By Olivier MASSET-DEPASSE

IRIS GROUP - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

Tania Zimina, a woman with russian origins and her son Ivan arrived in Belgium eight years ago and have been living illegally since. They very quickly became integrated, but are still paperless. One day, after school, Tania and Ivan are controlled by an immigration officer...

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    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Olivier MASSET-DEPASSE
    • Writer(s)
    • Olivier MASSET-DEPASSE
    • Producer(s)
    • Isabelle MADELAINE (Dharamsala), Jacques-Henri BRONCKART (Versus Production), Nicolas STEIL (Iris Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Tania Zimina (39 years), a woman with russian origins and her son Ivan (13 years) arrived in Belgium eight years ago and have been living illegally since. They very quickly became integrated, but are still paperless. Tania has an undeclared job for a cleaning company. One day, after school, on their way home, Tania and Ivan are controlled by an immigration officer. Mother and son try to flee, but Tania gets caught. Ivan manages to escape. Tania is sent in a closed center for illegal migrants. Because she fears they will find Ivan, she decides to usurp her neighbor and Belorussian friend's identity. But Ivan is precisely seeking shelter at the real Zina Boulibianik's door...
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