Welcome: and, The Berlin Wall

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Film Movement volume 8, film 2
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Nord-Quest :
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
French
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Welcome is an emotionally affecting drama about intersecting lives, unlikely friendships and the hope of new beginnings. Bilal (Firat Ayverdi), a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has spent the last three months of his life traveling across Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend who recently emigrated to England. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel. Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. It is here he meets Simon (Vincent Lindon), a middle-aged swimming instructor, who is privately reeling in turmoil as he dreads an imminent divorce from his wife (Audrey Dana). Despite their differences, the two men discover that they have much in common, and a strong bond emerges between them. Simon decides to take Bilal under his wing, realizing that he too must risk everything to reach the other side of happiness.
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subject_facetBerlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- Drama
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Kurds -- France -- Drama
Nonfiction films
Short films
Teenage boys -- Iraq -- Kurdistān -- Drama
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title_displayWelcome. : and, The Berlin Wall
title_fullWelcome. and, The Berlin Wall [videorecording] / Welcome - Dir. Phillippe Lioret ; The Berlin Wall - Dir. Paul Cotter
title_shortWelcome
title_suband, The Berlin Wall
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Kurds
Teenage boys
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