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Eden à l'Ouest (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 February 2009 (France)
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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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
Marisha Triantafyllidou ...
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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Eden is West  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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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Referenced in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) See more »

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Don't Be Jealous
Written by Helena Kuzmina
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A well directed Film and important Story
20 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

I believe this is one of the most poetic ways to talk about a Social problem that his hurting both Africa ,East Europe and the Western World. As a writer for African refugees(but at the end all Refugees carry the same Problems) I believe that Costa Gavras have not only pointed out the negative aspects but also the good. The film also shows the Sexual Exploitation that many young men have to face in order to survive their Clandestinity. In many occasions we see also the Work Labour Exploitation and the prejudice against the Newcomers., but at the same time there are also some "Mother Teresa" Elias played by Scarmacio portrays the struggle the refugees have to undergo not only in-front of the People but the awkward Laws the EU have set out ,giving them the Status of Law Offenders because without Documents. The Film is masterly Directed by Mr. Gavras who he himself found himself to be an Immigrant but in a different time when man was respected as Human Being. African Refugees News The story of Elias can with a bit of Fanthasy be compared to Ulisses Journey.The Eden, I may say was the Island were Ulysses first met his Troubles but gave him the Strenght to fight for his life. I recommend this Film to Sociolgists and People who want to know more about The Boat people and their Journey of Hope to a better Life


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