Dheepan
First screened in September 2015
Director: Jacques Audiard. Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Bass Dhem, Vasanth Selvam, Nathan Anthonypillai, Franck Falise, Kartik Krishan, Joséphine de Meaux. Screenplay: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, and Noé Debré.

Twitter Capsule: That's the Palme d'or winner everybody decided to get all up in their feelings about? That wasn't an immediate, deserved cause célèbre?

Second Capsule: Sleek, observant, steadily winching synthesis of prior Audiard themes. Psychology deftly externalized. Actors keep it hot.

VOR:   When was the last time you saw a Western movie with leads of this complexion? Or a complex look at a recuperating mercenary? Or a tough, stylish document of the migrant's unease?



Photo © 2015 Why Not Productions/Page 114/France 2 Cinéma/Sundance Selects

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–


Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture)

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