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R| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
In this dramatic re-creation, Jamal (Jamal Udin Torabi) and Enayat (Enayatullah) escape from the wretched Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in northwest Pakistan and embark on a perilous journey to England, where Jamal's uncle lives. Though they are initially caught by Iranian authorities and sent back, they ultimately make it through Iran to Istanbul, Turkey, smuggled there by paid human traffickers. To get to Italy, they must risk being shipped, and spend over a day in an unventilated container.

Cast: Jamal Udin Torabi , Enayatullah , Imran Paracha , Hiddayatullah , Allah Bauhsh , Hossain Baghaeian , Yaaghoob Nosraj Poor , Ghodrat Poor

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films, Sundance Film Series, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment

In This World (2002)

Release Date: November 17th, 2002|1 hr. 28 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Without an ounce of phony Hollywood uplift, Winterbottom's film cuts right to the heart. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    By humanizing an immigrant/refugee crisis that is not abating, Winterbottom does a cinematic service that happens to be damn interesting, too. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Winterbottom informs us that, though fictional, his story represents thousands of real lives, and there is a hardly a false note, which makes this both a difficult and exceedingly memorable film to watch. show more

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