• Dheepan (2016)


Release Date: May 6th, 2016

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Three Sri Lankan refugees (Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby) pretend to be a family as they try to make better lives for themselves in a Parisian housing project.

Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga, Faouzi Bensaidi, Bass Dhem, Joséphine de Meaux

Director: Jacques Audiard

Genres: Drama

Production Co: France 2 Cinema, Page 114, Why Not Productions

Keywords: 2010s, Family, Emotional, Transformation, Soldier, France

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    Though Dheepan is another triumph for Audiard, it could have just as easily not worked had its leads not been so affecting show more

  • 90
    Allan HunterScreen International

    Proceeds without flashy tricks or showy technique, offering the pleasures of captivating storytelling with an irresistible human pulse. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It shows Audiard once again drawn to resilient people in punishing situations, and its arc from the opening images of death to its final notes of hope and wholeness is quite moving. show more

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2016)