Dheepan (2015)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.


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21 December 2016 | SameirAli
| Another Great Movie from Jacques Audiard
A Sri Lankan Warrior, decides to leave his past and flew to France with a temporarily "made up" family.

The movie opens with cremation of some warriors. The protagonist throws his uniform in the fire and takes up a civilian dress, that is the change in his life. He decides to say good bye to the warrior life, and takes up a normal life. And we see a young lady searching for a an orphan child in the refugee camps. She finds a little girl. Together, they get a new name, passport and life. Thus the protagonist's new name is "Dheepan", as per the passport of a deceased person. The fact is that, if they make a family, it is easier for them to migrate to the West.

The "family" reach France, with some struggles and few problems finally they manage to settle down in a rural area of France. But, the place was notorious for criminal activities, gangsters and drug dealers. Dheepan gets a job as the caretaker of a building. The little girl was sent to the French school, she was trying to cop up with language and cultural barrier. The young lady was took a job as a cook and caretaker of an elderly man.

Things where not very smooth, even in France. The tension between the protagonist and "family"; and the society; progress with the movie. The movie is always in tight frames to convey this suffocation. The scenes towards the climax is a worth watch. It was amazingly executed. There are some amazing shots in the movie, that is almost impossible.

Jacques Audiard becomes again one of my favorite directors with this movie. A definitely must watch. Highly Recommended.

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Release Date:

13 May 2016


Tamil, French, English

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,249 8 May 2016

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