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London River (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 23 September 2009 (France)
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Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

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Sotigui Kouyaté ...
Ousmane
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Imam
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Le Boucher
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Inspecteur anglais
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Ouvrier Forestier
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Edward (as Marc Bayliss)
Gareth Randall ...
Pasteur
Aurélie Eltvedt ...
Guide Chapelle
Mathieu Schiffman ...
Inspecteur anglais
Diveen Henry ...
Policière anglaise
Salah Mohamed-Marich ...
Locataire appartement (as Salah Mohamed-Mariche)
Gurdepak Chaggar ...
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Faycal Sekkoum ...
Homme avec portable
Sherekia Barton ...
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After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 terror attack on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks. Written by Anonymous

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London River - Destinos Cruzados  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,044 (USA) (9 December 2011)

Gross:

$1,314 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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The film received a one-week run release in Los Angeles starting 13 November 2009 in order to qualify for the Academy Awards. However it wasn't released in New York until 7 December 2011. See more »

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Although the film is set in July 2005, it was clearly filmed during the autumn/winter months, as evidenced by the characters' clothing and overcast skies. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 6 July 2010 (2010) See more »

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effective drama, tribute to the 7/7 bombings in London‏
18 September 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This movie is a gentle and deep melodrama using the July 2005 terrorist acts as a jumping off point for telling about clashing cultures united in grief. The story is certainly a hard look at racial biases and is strongly backed by Blethyn's character, whose repressed hysteria clashes with Kouyaté's attitude (more similar to a calm resignation). The director has also depicted a very serious and fascinating study on how Londoners were unprepared to react to such an emergency. Overall this is a poignant and insight-filled take on prejudice in post-11/7 London, well acted and directed. There have been other "Londoner" films about the same subject (or about terrorism in the UK) but this is the best by far in my opinion.


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