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A Feature film by Philippe Lioret

Produced by Nord-Ouest Films

Release in France : 11/03/2009

    Synopsis

    Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish youth, has traveled through the Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, who has recently emigrated to England with her family. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel.
    Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in the midst of a divorce. To impress his wife and win back her heart, Simon decides to risk everything by taking Bilal under his wing.

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    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Nord-Ouest Films

    Foreign production company :

    The Bureau

    French distribution :

    Mars Films

    Co-productions :

    Orange Studio, France 3 Cinéma, Pictanovo

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

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    International releases (29)

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Christophe Rossignon

    Associate Producer :

    Philip Boëffard

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol, Olivier Adam

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre Mertens, Laurent Quaglio, Éric Tisserand

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Continuity supervisor :

    Béatrice Pollet

    Music Composers :

    Nicola Piovani, Wojciech Kilar, Armand Amar

    Costume designer :

    Fanny Drouin

    Assistant director :

    Isabelle Henry

    Line producer :

    Ève François Machuel

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Dailland

    Production Manager :

    Olivier Hélie

    Editor :

    Andréa Sedlackova

    Production Designer :

    Yves Brover

    Casting :

    Tatiana Vialle

    Still Photographer :

    Guy Ferrandis

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    11/03/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    117.844

    Visa issue date :

    26/02/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (9)

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    News (22)

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    Festival Selections (28)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2010

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2010)

    Selection (10)

    Best Sound : Pierre Mertens, Laurent Quaglio, Éric Tisserand

    Best Cinematography : Laurent Dailland

    Best Original Screenplay : Olivier Adam, Emmanuel Courcol, Philippe Lioret

    Best Editing : Andréa Sedlackova

    Best Original Music : Nicola Piovani

    Most Promising Actor : Firat Ayverdi

    Best Supporting Actress : Audrey Dana

    Best Actor : Vincent Lindon

    Best Director : Philippe Lioret

    Best Film

    Festival de Films Cinémania - 2009

    Festival de Films Cinémania (Canada, 2009)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2009

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2009)

    Selection

    FROM THE WORLD OF FESTIVALS

    Awards (4)

    Lumiere Awards - 2010

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2010)

    Awards

    Meilleur Film : Philippe Lioret

    Durban International Film Festival - 2009

    Durban International Film Festival (South Africa, 2009)

    Awards (2)

    Award for Best Actor : Firat Ayverdi

    Award for Best Director : Philippe Lioret

    CoLCoA - 2009

    CoLCoA (United States, 2009)

    Awards

    Audience Award

    Berlin International Film Festival - 2009

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2009)

    Awards (2)

    Panorama Audience Award


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    Presskit (2)

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