Saturday, March 13, 2010

Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010.” Actor Vincent Lindon in person.

Hoping to join his girlfriend in England, a 17-year old Iraqi Kurd stuck in Calais decides to swim across the English Channel—and enlists the aid of a swimming coach (Vincent Lindon) to help train for the event of his life. Director Philippe Lioret adds a stirring complexity to the movie’s relationships, resulting in an engaging drama, a box-office hit in France, and an incisive portrait of an important social issue.

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 110 minutes
  • Director Philippe Lioret