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Welcome

· 105min.

Bilal, um jovem, deixa o Iraque atrás da sua namorada que emigrou para Inglaterra. Em França decide aprender a nadar para atravessar o canal da Mancha.
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Sobre o filme

Bilal tem 17 anos e vem do Iraque. Deixou a sua terra, pouco depois de a namorada ter emigrado para Inglaterra, com o objectivo de a voltar a ver. Mas ao chegar a França, no porto de Calais, depara-se com muitos emigrantes ilegais que também tentam chegar a Londres. É então que Bilal decide aprender a nadar para atravessar o canal da Mancha. Na piscina municipal, o rapaz conhece Simon, um instrutor de natação e o seu cúmplice nesta perigosa viagem.

Realização e elenco

Realização:
Philippe Lioret

Prémios e nomeações

Áudio e legendas

Versão original com legendas em português
Áudio Francês

Mais informação

Género:
Drama
Nacionalidade:
França
Estreia no cinema:
01-10-2009

Sem avaliações

10

"The movie hit French screens trailing clouds of controversy after a government minister complained of its sympathetic view of illegal immigrants and those who give them aid or shelter. But Lioret hangs his polemic on a strong, simple story line that will engage audiences worldwide and appeal even to those who take a more restrictive view than the filmmaker on such issues (...) Lioret is able to achieve this seamless blend of the domestic and the social -- the hopeless situation of the immigrants is portrayed with near-documentary realism -- thanks to an impressive performance by Lindon, whose characteristic shamble and hangdog expression have rarely been put to better use."

Bernard Besserglik de The Hollywood Reporter

9

"an emotionally affecting drama that reinforces Philippe Lioret’s reputation for classic Euro filmmaking at its smoothest. "

Jay Weissberg de Variety

9

"'Welcome' puts you so completely into the shoes of a young man facing almost insurmountable obstacles that you feel a profound empathy not only for him but also for all who are ready to risk everything for the dream of a better life (...) One of the film’s achievements is to put you just as much in Simon’s shoes as in Bilal’s. "

Stephen Holden de The New York Times

8

"By keeping the focus firmly on the personal relationship between the two men - and by making them fully rounded characters with genuine strengths and weaknesses - Lioret lifts his story out of cliche and into a place where emotions flourish. Lindon is masterful in the role of Simon, like a world-weary cross between Daniel Auteil and Peter Mullan, while Ayverdi brings just the right mix of youthful fervour and fearlessness to the part of Bilal. "

Amber Wilkinson de Eye for Film