Dheepan

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2016 | R | Crime Drama | 1hr, 40m

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl â... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, May 13, 2016

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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DIRECTOR

Jacques Audiard

Screenwriter

Jacques Audiard

Companies

Sundance Selects

Rating MPAA

R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity

Language

Tamil, French

Storyline

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.
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