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Dheepan - © Paul Arnaud- Why-Not-Productions

Dheepan

A Feature film by Jacques Audiard

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 26/08/2015

    Synopsis

    Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil fighter, a Tiger.

    The civil war draws to a close in Sri Lanka, defeat is at hand, and Dheepan decides to flee. He takes a woman and a little girl, whom he doesn't know, with him, hoping this will make it easier to get political asylum in Europe.

    Once in Paris, this "family" struggles along, living in one shelter after another until Dheepan gets a caretaker's job in a housing project on the outskirts of the city.

    Dheepan hopes to build a new life and to create a real home for his fake wife and daughter.

    However, soon the everyday violence of the housing projects causes the still open wounds of the war to resurface.

    Dheepan the soldier must reconnect with his warrior instincts to protect those who he hopes will become his "real" family.

    Videos (3)

    14/09/2015

    Dheepan

    Trailer (Eng Subs)

    21/05/2015

    Dheepan

    Excerpt English Subs

    21/05/2015

    Dheepan

    Excerpt French Subs

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams

    Co-productions :

    Page 114, France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution (ex International)

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    International releases (47)

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    Photos (11)

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Pascal Caucheteux

    Executive Producer :

    Martine Cassinelli

    Director of photography :

    Éponine Momenceau

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Sound editor :

    Valérie Deloof

    Production Designer :

    Michel Barthélémy

    Casting :

    Philippe Elkoubi, Mohamed Belhamar

    Assistant Director :

    Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré

    Sound Recordist :

    Daniel Sobrino

    Editor :

    Juliette Weifling

    Continuity supervisor :

    Nathalie Vierny

    Music Composer :

    Nicolas Jaar

    Sound Mixer :

    Cyril Holtz

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Exile, Violence

    Production language :

    French, Tamoul

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2015

    French release :

    26/08/2015

    Runtime :

    1 h 54 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    138.649

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (9)

    Director

    News (25)

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    Festival Selections (20)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2016

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2016)

    Selection (9)

    Best Production Design : Michel Barthélémy

    Best Cinematography : Éponine Momenceau

    Best Film

    Best Supporting Actor : Vincent Rottiers

    Best Original Screenplay : Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré

    Best Editing : Juliette Welfling

    Best Sound : Valérie Deloof, Cyril Holtz, Daniel Sobrino

    Best Director : Jacques Audiard

    Best Actor : Antonythasan Jesuthasan

    Lumiere Awards - 2016

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2016)

    Selection (2)

    : Jacques Audiard

    Meilleur Film

    AFI FEST - 2015

    AFI FEST (United States, 2015)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    BIFF - 2015

    BIFF (South Korea, 2015)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    TIFF - 2015

    TIFF (Canada, 2015)

    Selection

    Special presentations

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2015

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2015)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Delegations (7)

    Presskit (3)

    Website