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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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When Elias meets another immigrant (Ahmet Zirek) from the same country as him, the language they are actually using is reverse French. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) See more »

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Wunderbar, dabei zu sein
Written by Ulrich Tukur and Les Rythmus Boys
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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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