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Saturday 27th February 7:00 PM

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Director: Philippe Lioret Country: France
Cert: 15 Year: 2009 Length: 105 mins
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Audience Reaction

Score: 81.91% Attendance: 115

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Synopsis

A Kurdish teenager (played by Firat Ayverdi) travels across Europe aiming to join the love of his life in London. But at Calais he's thwarted. How can he illegally get across to England? He decides he must learn...to swim. And so he meets the middle-aged swimming instructor (nicely played by Vincent Lindon) who overcomes his initial prejudices to help the lad, confront his own demons and will perhaps win back his own love. The central tale of the surrogate father cleverly lifts this above the run of exile-and-migrant movies.

Thanks to Cinefile

Critics

open_quote What keeps it afloat are the sharp performances close_quote Xan Brooks, The Guardian


open_quote Gripping close_quote Philip French, The Observer


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