This multi award-winning film from writer/director Philippe Lioret tells the story of Bilal (Firat Ayverdi), a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, who has spent the last three months of his life traveling across Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend who recently emigrated to England. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel. Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. It is here he meets Simon (Vincent Lindon), a middle-aged swimming instructor, who is privately reeling from the impending divorce from his socially-conscious wife Marion (Audrey Dana). In an attempt to win her back, Simon impulsively and uncharacteristically risks everything by taking Bilal under his wing. "Beautifully judged... Compassionate and human filmmaking." - The Times

Year: 2009
Genre: Drama, Drama Romance, French Cinema, Film Festivals 2010
Country: France
Director: Philippe Lioret
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Audrey Dana, Firat Ayverd
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (France)



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