Dheepan Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jacques Audiard, Vincent Rottiers, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Marc Zinga

Release Date:

Friday, May 13, 2016 (Limited)

violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity

Runtime: 1 hr, 40 m
Language: TamilFrench

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Dheepan: Cast List

Who's making Dheepan: Crew List

A look at the Dheepan behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jacques Audiard last directed The Sisters Brothers and Rust & Bone. The film's writer Jacques Audiard last wrote The Sisters Brothers and Rust & Bone.


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Production: What we know about Dheepan?

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2016: The film was in Completed status.

Dheepan Release Date: When was the film released?

Dheepan was released in 2016 on Friday, May 13, 2016 (Limited release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including The Darkness, Money Monster and Sundown.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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