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Based on 5 Critics
  • Anne Coesens, wife of the film's director, Olivier Masset-Depasse, gives a strong performance as Tania. show more

  • Illegal has caused a stir in Belgium, and the sincerity of the movie can't be denied. But there's little emotion to hold on to, apart from a mother's impotent concern about her wayward teenage son (Gontcharov), still on the outside. show more

  • A prolonged stay in a Belgian immigration detention center causes more than a few chinks in the armor of a strong-willed Russian femme in Illegal, Olivier Masset-Depasse's fascinating study of perseverance in the face of subhuman treatment. show more

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