DetailsDirector: Philippe Lioret Country: France
Cert: 15 Year: 2009 Length: 105 mins
Score: 81.91% Attendance: 115
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.
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