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Dheepan

2015/ France

Director: Jacques Audiard

Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby

Words: R. Topham

An insightful, touching and surreal journey, the film follows the eponymous hero, real name Sivadhasan, and his pretend family, ‘wife’ Yalini and nine year old ‘daughter’ Illayas, on their journey to security after they flee from the civil war in Tamil, Sri Lanka. 292 more words

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Dheepan and the Refugee Experience

With the migrant crisis looming on television screens and in the pages of newspapers – and in all the other places where news is now disseminated – it is surely about time that cinema will show us the side of the story we haven’t seen or read about yet. 1,097 more words

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Picturehouse Podcast: Dheepan with Jacques Audiard

Director Jacques Audiard pops into the Picturehouse Podbooth to discuss his new film Dheepan. In cinemas now.


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Review: Dheepan

Fleeing Sri Lanka after his involvement in the atrocities of the civil war, Dheepan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan) assumes a new identity, taking up residence in a French ghetto and working as the janitor. 823 more words

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DHEEPAN: The story of redemption that nabbed the Palme d'Or

Director Jacques Audiard Starring Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan Running Time 115 Minutes Country Of Origin France UK Release Date 8th April 2016

Is fearless filmmaking – films that address the most contentious subjects of the present – often coupled with a nihilism that leaves the audience depressed? 620 more words

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Review: Dheepan (2016)

Dheepan is written and directed by Jacques Audiard, who previously directed the overly melodramatic but superbly acted Rust & Bone and before that, the searing crime-drama, A Prophet. 530 more words

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