Starring Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Marc Zinga, Bass Dhem, Franck Falise, Joséphine de Meaux, Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Winner of the Palme d'Or 2015, this feature from Jacques Audiard charts a migrant journey.
Sivadhasan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan) is a Tamil Tiger soldier during the close of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
When his side loses and he is forced to move to a refugee camp, Sivadhasan decides to flee to France.
In order to secure political asylum, however, he needs a convincing story.
Taking on the passport of a dead man called Dheepan and a pretend family - wife Yalini (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and daughter Illayaal (Claudine Vinasithamby) - he makes his way to Paris.
After successfully settling in a north-eastern suburb of the French capital, Sivadhasan gets a job as a caretaker and begins to build a new life for his family.
Soon, however, he realises he is in a new conflict zone as gang violence escalates around them meaning he has to reopen old war wounds.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5055201831354
- Catalogue number: OPTD2921
- Studio: StudioCanal
- Release date: 08/08/2016
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour