Dheepan (2015)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Social Problem Film  |   Release Date - May 6, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Sri Lankan soldier Dheepan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) flees his war-torn home country by posing as a member of a fake family with a female refugee (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and a young girl (Claudine Vinasithamby), which allows all three of them to seek asylum in a Parisian housing project. Although he has escaped from the conflict in Sir Lanka, Dheepan is haunted by his violent past and soon becomes entangled in the criminal activity at a low-rent apartment complex. Jacques Audiard directed this crime drama, which was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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militant, military, refugee, secret-identity, war-torn