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1 hrs, 55 mins
Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers
Jacques Audiard

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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Dheepan is a gripping immigrant drama from acclaimed filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, The Beat That My Heart Skipped). Novelist and former child soldier Jesuthasan Antonythasan stars as the title character, a Tamil freedom fighter who flees his native Sri Lanka when the civil war is reaching its end, with defeat near. At a refugee camp, desperate to escape to Europe, he joins with a woman and a little girl, both strangers, to pretend to be a family, hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim political asylum. 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. There he works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter,’ but the daily violence he confronts in his new neighborhood quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family. (Fully subtitled)

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