Synopsis by Nathan Southern
A newcomer to Britain finds himself helplessly torn between two unfavorable options - incriminating his brother and protecting the woman he loves - in Outlanders, director Dominic Lees's muckraking social conscience drama on the plight of immigrant workers in contemporary England. Jakub Tolak stars as Adam Jasinski, a young Polish man who leaves his birthplace and hitches a ride to London. That town represents a city of immense promise for thousands of immigrants, but suffers from the widespread corruption spreading like a virus within; Adam's older brother, Jan, flourishes from the corruption, by systematically providing illegal immigrant workers to construction sites. Forebodingly, Adam and Jan team up and begin to work together; Jan also falls hard for Anna, who defies the law, working illegally to provide financial assistance for her family in Russia. Jan seems to possess all the perks of lawbreaking - money, women, power, status - and none of the debits, until a death occurs at one of the construction sites and turns the head of the cops. Initially, Adam attempts to protect his brother. Then evidence of Jan's guilt turns up, however, and the cops mistakenly arrest Anna -forcing the younger sibling to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life.
betrayal, corruption, estrangement, exploitation, hometown, Poland