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Dheepan - Poster


Review score: * * * * *

cast: Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan

year: 2015

colour: yes

certificate: -15

director: Jacques Audiard

runtime: 115

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier Dheepan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan), a young woman (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and a little girl (Claudine Vinasithamby) pose as a family. They end up settling in a suburb of Paris. But the daily violence Dheepan experiences quickly reopens his war wounds. This gripping drama won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2015.


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