Additional information for Welcome, which has a domestic theatrical release set for March 11, 2009. The film is being distributed by Unknown and has not yet been rated. Welcome has a total running time of 110 minutes.
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Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary
Bilal (Firat Ayverdi), a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has spent the last three months of his life
travelling across Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend who recently emigrated to
England. The journey has been difficult, but the end is in sight when Bilal finally reaches the
far north coast of France, where he can literally see the white cliffs of Dover across the
English Channel. But it is here that his journey comes to an abrupt halt as local authorities,
and the immigration laws they are enforcing, prevent him from going any further.
Not content with merely looking upon the country he desires to call his home, Bilal devises a
plan to swim across the bitterly cold waters of the Channel, and heads to the local swimming
pool to commence his training. It is here that he crosses paths with Simon (Vincent Lindon), a
middle-aged swimming instructor with a dejected spirit, who is privately reeling in turmoil as
he dreads an imminent divorce from his wife (Audrey Dana).
Despite their differing ages, the two men discover that they have much in common, and their
friendship develops into a strong bond that will prove necessary for both men to realise their
dreams for a happy future.
A huge box office success in its native France, writer-director Philippe Lioret (Dont Worry, Im
Fine) has created an absorbing story that speaks not only of the social issues of the day, but
of the very nature of the human spirit.
No theatrical release dates have been decided.
This film does not have a selected cast.
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