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Welcome (2009)

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7.6 IMDB rating
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Vincent Lindon Vincent Lindon
Simon Calmat
Audrey Dana Audrey Dana
Marion Calmat
Selim Akgul Selim Akgul
Firat Çelik Firat Çelik
Murat Subasi Murat Subasi

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Philippe Lioret Philippe Lioret
(original scenario)
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol
(original scenario)


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A good movie

5 years, 11 months ago at Jan 20 9:09
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Even though I don't live in France for already more than a decade, I still like to watch a French movie from time to time. Before watching this one, I honestly never heard of it but since the ratings were pretty good, I thought I should give it a try. When I heard about the story-line, I thought it would be some kind of sport thriller like 'Rocky' but it was actually a heavy social drama. It was i... read more
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Description: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won't be as easy as he imagined... The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and mini ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 2009
Tags: France (3), 2000s (2), Drama (2), Social Issues (2), Politics (2), French (1), Swimmig (1), Swimming Hall (1), England (1), Love (1), Illegal Immigrant (1), 110 Min. (1), 2009 (1), Color (1), English Channel (1), 32 Kilometres (1), Drowning (1), Own (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Film Movement (1)
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