Dheepan is a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift "family" sets about establishing a new life-only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris.
A heartrending saga of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle, Dheepan is both a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience. Dheepan was winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet).
"Like the best fiction, it takes the most incomprehensible stories of our time and makes them hauntingly, inescapably clear." Washington Post
"The film simmers and builds until it boils over in an explosive climax. And it shows how far people will go just to be able to cling to some semblance of hope." Detroit News
"Audiard humanizes his characters in such a way that it's easy to forget you're watching a film and not a documentary subject." Examiner
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