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The Road to Paradise

The Road to Paradise

A Short film by Houda Benyamina

Produced by Easy Tiger

Production year : 2011


    Leila and her two children, Sarah and Bilal, left their native land to settle down in France. Illegal immigrant, in search of her husband who refuged to England, Leila wishes to offer to her children a better life and tries to survive by raising them in the clandestinity. While she finds finally track of her husband and has the necessary money to join him, the vice tightens.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    Easy Tiger

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Marc-Benoît Créancier

    Screenwriters :

    Houda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau

    Production Manager :

    Ludovic Leiba

    Sound Editor :

    Julien Ngo-Trong

    Production Designer :

    Isabelle Voisin

    Costume designer :

    Karine Vintache

    Sound Mixer :

    Samuel Aïchoun

    Sound Recordist :

    Grégoire Letouvet

    Director of Photography :

    Michaël Capron

    Editor :

    Julie Dupré

    Continuity supervisor :

    Pauline Gallezot

    Casting :

    Cynthia Arra

    Make-up Artist :

    Marie-Charlotte Sondaz

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Themes :

    Love, Childhood, Immigration, Society, Politics

    Production language :

    French, Arabic

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    43 min

    Visa number :


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    Production formats :

    HD 4K

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

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    Posters (1)


    News (2)

    Selections (5)

    FIFF - 2012

    FIFF (Belgium, 2012)


    International Competition

    Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival - 2011

    Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival (Morocco, 2011)


    International Competition

    Awards (3)

    FIFF - 2012

    FIFF (Belgium, 2012)


    International Competition Jury Prize

    Dubai International Film Festival  - 2011

    Dubai International Film Festival (United Arab Emirates, 2011)

    Awards (2)

    Award for Best Film in the Muhr Arab Shorts Competition

    Critics' Prize