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Jacques Audiard, Dheepan, 2016


8 Apr 201628 Apr 2016

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 strangersa woman and a little girlhoping 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 'daughter', but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warriors instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.

Dheepan, dir. Jacques Audiard, Iceland/Sweden 2015, 109 mins

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