Dheepan

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
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
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

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.

Release Date

Friday, May 13, 2016
Original Languages: French, Tamil
Genre: Drama, Crime
Running Time: 109 min
Year: 2014
Status: Completed

CREDITS

CAST
Jesuthasan Antonythasan
Kalieaswari Srinivasan
DIRECTED BY
Jacques Audiard

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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.
Jesuthasan Antonythasan (Dheepan) behind the car in Jaques Audiard’s DHEEPAN. Courtesy of Paul Arnaud.
Kalieaswari Srinivasan (Yalini) and Vincent Rottiers (Brahim) in Jacques Audiard’s DHEEPAN. Courtesy of Paul Arnaud.