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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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Elisabeth
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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 ...
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Aurélie Eltvedt ...
Guide Chapelle
Mathieu Schiffman ...
Inspecteur anglais
Diveen Henry ...
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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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$1,044 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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$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, one of the police cars has a number plate not issued until late 2007. See more »

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slow and inevitable
16 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's July 7, 2005. There is a terrorist bus bombing in London. Widower Elisabeth Sommers (Brenda Blethyn) can't contact her daughter Jane. She travels to London to search for her. African Muslim Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté) arrives from France to look for his son Ali. He has not seen him since he was six.

Essentially, the story is mostly known from the start. There is a little reveal but it's not that compelling. The movie has a solid sense of the people of the city. Blethyn is once again the old close-minded woman. It's a tired character that she needs to modify. It's getting repetitive. Otherwise, the acting is solid. The movie is slow because the ending is inevitable. It does give a realistic portrayal of modern London. As a story, it is very predictable.


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