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by Philippe Lioret

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Two men and a border

Review: Welcome

Two men and a border

Welcome is a moving encounter between a French swimming instructor and a young Kurd dreaming of England. A well-scripted and well-researched film on the realities of illegal immigration 

“Kids living like domestic animals”

Interview: Philippe Lioret • Director

“Kids living like domestic animals”

Interview with a director passionate about humanity and fictional romance, who tackles a burning social issue in his sixth feature 





international title: Welcome
original title: Welcome
country: France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2009
directed by: Philippe Lioret
screenplay: Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol, Olivier Adam
cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi, Thierry Godard, Selim Akgül

main awards/selection

LUX Prize of European Parliament 2009
Berlinale 2009Panorama, Ecumenical Jury Prize, Label Europa Cinémas

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