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Dheepan (2016) Movie Information

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Jacques Audiard


Jesuthasan Antonythasan
Kalieaswari Srinivasan
Claudine Vinasithamby
Vincent Rottiers
Faouzi Bensaïdi
Marc Zinga





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A former Tamil warrior in Sri Lanka finds himself having to make an exit after coming out on the wrong side of a civil war. Finding a woman and child, he picks them up along the way, hoping this new "family" will lead to a better chance at asylum. They find themselves in Paris, struggling to find a life and home but even after finally settling into some sense of normalcy, violence still finds them and the man finds the warrior still inside will have to come out to protect those he has come to love. -- Chris Kavan

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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Dheepan gewann die Goldene Palme in Cannes, hatte etlche Fans, aber auch Kritiker. Dheepan, der Hausmeister, zieht eine weisse Linie zwischen zwei Gebäuden. Sie markiert so etwas wie eine Friedenslinie. Der illegale Migrant aus Sri Lanka versucht einen sicheren Bereich im Viertel abzugrenzen, den die verfeindeten Banden nicht überqueren sollen. Seine Frau muss die Linie täglich überqueren, weil sie im gegenüberliegenden Trakt als Altenpflegerin Geld verdient. Während er den Strich markiert, wird er Opfer von Witzen, ob seine Linie wohl mit Curry gestreckt sei. Dheepan aber hat keinen Humor. In seiner Heimat kämpfte er für die tamilischen Rebellen und verlor seine Familie. Um nach Europa zu gelangen, wechselte Dheepan seine Identität. Vorher hiess er Sivadhasan. Die neue Familie ist in Wah...


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