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Eden Is West (2009)
"Eden à l'Ouest" (original title)

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A drama centered around the illegal immigrants living in the EU.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elias
Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos ...
L'ami d'Elias
Léa Wiazemsky ...
Nina
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Un amie de Nina
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Une amie de Nina
Stella-Melina Vasilaki ...
L'hôtesse
Gil Alma ...
Bob
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Jack, le directeur de l'Eden Club
Marissa Triandafyllidou ...
La directrice de l'Eden Club (as Marisha Triantafillidou)
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Yvan (as Konstantinos Markoulakis)
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Marie-Lou
Alexandre Bancel ...
Bernard
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Christina Lisner (as Juliane Koehler)
Igor Raspopov ...
Leonid
Ina Tsolakis ...
La femme de Leonid
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A drama centered around the illegal immigrants living in the EU.

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11 February 2009 (France)  »

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Az Éden nyugatra van  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The girl riding the white horse in the dream sequence was recruited from a local riding stables. The talent scouts had visited the stables near Heraklion in search of a white horse but none were considered suitable. They did, however, spot the girl and cast her on the spot. She was Australian and on a gap year at the time. See more »

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Valse du départ
Written by Armand Amar
From the film Cartouches gauloises (2007)
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Fragments
9 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

The main character isn't only innocent and naive, but he also is portrayed as good natured as it gets. Now you could argue if that really is possible or if it really works story-wise. But you have to suspend your disbelief here early on. The movie is jumping from one scene to the next, changing many locations and therefor never really builds an emotional connection with the viewer. While the segments are nice and good, the whole experience isn't as good as the sum of it's parts.

It gets even more irritating, when almost every cliché get's played out in the story, letting the main character go through every possible roller-coaster ride an (illegal) immigrant can go through. Unfortunately it doesn't mix as well as one might think (pace and rhythm is all over the place and not in a good sense).


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