Dheepan

"What keeps “Dheepan” engaging throughout is the tremendous charisma of the performers — not only Antonythasan, whose brooding intensity suggests that Dheepan’s real war is the one raging inside him, but Srinivasan, an Indian stage actress also making her film debut here, who is achingly tender"
- Scott Foundas, Variety
"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."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Audiard's latest is a touchstone of precision and craft. With an exceptional cast that draws you immediately into their circumstance, this wonderful collision between a visceral genre film and a well drawn family drama is truly something to behold."
- Jason Gorger, Twitch
Palme d'Or - 2015 Cannes International Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Synopsis

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together.
Original Languages: French, Tamil
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 114 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Claudine Vinasithamby ()
Kalieaswari Srinivasan ()
Antonythasan Jesuthasan ()
DIRECTED BY
Jacques Audiard

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PHOTOS

Jesuthasan Antonythasan in Dheepan. Photo by Paul Arnaud, Why Not Productions.
Jesuthasan Antonythasan in Dheepan. Photo by Paul Arnaud, Why Not Productions.
Jesuthasan Antonythasan in Dheepan. Photo by Paul Arnaud, Why Not Productions.
Director Jacques-Audiard. Photo: Eponine Momenceau. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Jesuthasan Antonythasan (Dheepan), Claudine Vinasithamby (Illayaal) reading the newspaper in Jacques Audiard’s DHEEPAN. Courtesy of Paul Arnaud.
Kalieaswari Srinivasan (Yalini) and Vincent Rottiers (Brahim) in Jacques Audiard’s DHEEPAN. Courtesy of Paul Arnaud.
Jesuthasan Antonythasan (Dheepan) behind the car in Jaques Audiard’s DHEEPAN. Courtesy of Paul Arnaud.