Blandine arrives at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, seeking a reunion with her husband Papi in Paris. Despite articulate claims for asylum, she is held in a cramped cell along with a number ... See full summary »

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Noëlla Mossaba ...
Blandine
Adama Doumbia ...
Papi
Matty Djambo ...
Bibiche
Ousman Diallo ...
Moktar
Mamoudou Koundio ...
Steve
Gaston Ndiki-Nawete ...
Désiré
Mathieu Matula-Matayi ...
Donatien
Aminatou Yaro ...
Kary
Linda George ...
Fanny
Ibrahim Seaga Show ...
John
Amadou Diallo ...
Amadou (as Amadou Diallo-Jalloh)
Lanceny Touré ...
Anderson
N'Gimpi Mintela ...
Anita
Nélia Tsosene ...
Sylvie
Mike Numbassi ...
Wonda
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Blandine arrives at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, seeking a reunion with her husband Papi in Paris. Despite articulate claims for asylum, she is held in a cramped cell along with a number of fellow Africans, humiliated, mistreated and told that they can expect immediate deportation. Papi enquires of her whereabouts at Arrivals, and is met with disinterested, misleading responses. When Blandine is hurt in a skirmish on the runway as the authorities try and force her out of the country, circumstances and a sympathetic employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs save her from expulsion. She is finally reunited with Papi in a communal squat, its inhabitants sharing harrowing stories of their time in France. With work, money and food scarce, and her confidence shaken by her less than warm welcome to the country, Blandine cannot find the enthusiasm to leave her damp mattress. Nicolas Klotz's poetic, poignant and compassionate film was made after three years of conscientious research by ... Written by Michael Hayden (2004 London Film Festival)

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6 April 2005 (France)  »

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