• In This World (2003)

In This World

Release Date: September 19th, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 2004

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

Production Co: BBC

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

Keywords: 2000s, Mother, Police officer, Escape, Brother, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    A tremendous human drama, with each stage of its characters' journey a white-knuckle thriller in miniature. show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    This is an amazing movie, released at a frightening time and made under remarkable circumstances. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

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Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)