London River Poster

Release Date: December 7th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
The tragic London bombings of July 7, 2005, bring together the unlikeliest of pairs when Elisabeth Sommers (Brenda Blethyn), a prejudiced British Christian, and Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté), a solemn French Muslim, cross paths. Sommers is searching for her daughter, and Ousmane for his son. Eventually discovering their children were involved in a romantic relationship, Sommers and Ousmane must overcome their differences to achieve their now shared objective -- finding their missing kids.

Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Marc Bayliss, Bernard Blancan, Aurèlie Eltvedt, Diveen Henry

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Cinema Libre Studio

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Here, in orderly fiction, the reverberations bring about the alignment of cultures, the meeting of minds and the comforting assertion that "our lives aren't that different." Maybe so, and the film deserves full marks for trying, at times movingly, to convince us. In the end, the argument is a little too neat to accept, but far too poignant to ignore. show more

  • Rachid Bouchareb casts his account of the horrifying aftermath of tragedy on an intimate scale, allowing the halting words and frightened faces of his two leads to tell us as much as we need to know about the uncertainties of those faced with tracking down their lost loved ones. show more

  • The film has been criticized by some as too politically correct. Perhaps so. But the characters' reality rises above the film's ideas and makes it human. show more

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