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In This World (2002)

 -  Drama  -  28 March 2003 (UK)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamal Udin Torabi ...
Jamal
Enayatullah ...
Enayat
Imran Paracha ...
Travel Agent (Pakistan)
Hiddayatullah ...
Enayat's Brother (Pakistan)
Jamau ...
Enayat's Father (Pakistan)
Wakeel Khan ...
Enayat's Uncle 1 (Pakistan)
Lal Zarin ...
Enayat's Uncle 2 (Pakistan)
Ahsan Raza ...
Money Changer (Pakistan)
Mirwais Torabi ...
Jamal's Older Brother (Pakistan)
Abdul Ahmad ...
Groom (Pakistan)
Amanullah Torabi ...
Jamal's Younger Brother (Pakistan)
Ramzan Ali ...
Driver 1 (Pakistan)
Chaman Ali ...
Driver 2 (Pakistan)
Rasheed ...
Soldier Shaheen (Pakistan)
Allah Bauhsh ...
Farid (Pakistan)
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In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union invasion and 2001 with the USA bombing and invasion of Afghanistan. The family of the Afghan Enayat and his cousin Jamal decides to send them illegally to London to have a better life. They hire coyotes to smuggle the cousins through Iran and Turkey to Italy and finally London hidden inside trucks and containers. However, the long journey locked in a container with other families separates the cousins and on 09 August 2002, Jamal has his asylum application refused in London. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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refugee | journey | pakistan | iran | bombing | See more »

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The journey to freedom has no borders.

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Also Known As:

Neste Mundo  »

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£75,000 (estimated)
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The film had two working titles before settling on its final name. While it was being shot, it was known as "The Silk Road". This was primarily as a cover, since officials in many countries were told the film was a documentary about that historical subject. Later, it was known as "M1187511", which was the UK Home Office's file number for the real-life Jamal's application for refugee status. Before its release however, the title was changed to "In This World". As Michael Winterbottom describes on the DVD, the title came from a line in the film where Jamal was translated as saying that a central character was dead. Jamal informed Winterbottom, on seeing this, that it was inaccurate. What he had actually said was that the man was "no longer in this world". Hence the film's title. See more »

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Jamal: [on phone] This is Jamal, calling from London. Yes... yes, I got to London. Enayat? He's not here. He's not in this world.
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The Long and Dangerous Journey from Pakistan to London and to the Other World
26 January 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub- human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union invasion and 2001 with the USA bombing and invasion of Afghanistan. The family of the Afghan Enayat and his cousin Jamal decides to send them illegally to London to have a better life. They hire coyotes to smuggle the cousins through Iran and Turkey to Italy and finally London hidden inside trucks and containers. However, the long journey locked in a container with other families separates the cousins and on 09 August 2002, Jamal has his asylum application refused in London.

"In This World" is a bleak docu-drama from the great British director Michael Winterbottom. The realistic story of the long and dangerous journey of the cousins Jamal and Enayat from Pakistan to London and to the Other World is simply amazing, with two amateurish actors in the lead roles living the reality of their people. Michael Winterbottom also exposes the sub-human conditions of the refugees after the destruction of their country by the Soviets first and North-Americans later. The claustrophobic scene of the refugees locked inside the small container is so anguishing that made me nervous in my couch at home, Rambo III" is "dedicated to the brave people of Afghanistan", in accordance with the final quote of Sylvester Stallone; but the homage of Michael Winterbottom is much more scathing and sharp. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Neste Mundo" ("In This World")


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