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London River -- Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

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Director:
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Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay)
Olivier Lorelle (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 April 2009 (Belgium) See more »
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Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Two Damaged Souls Searching For Truth See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Brenda Blethyn ... Elisabeth
Sotigui Kouyaté ... Ousmane

Francis Magee ... Inspecteur anglais

Sami Bouajila ... Imam

Roschdy Zem ... Le Boucher

Marc Baylis ... Edward

Bernard Blancan ... Ouvrier forestier
Gareth Randall ... Psteur
Aurélie Eltvedt ... Guide chapelle
Diveen Henry ... Policiére anglaise
Salah Mohamed-Marich ... Locataire appartement
Gurdepak Chaggar ... Agent de Voyage
Faycal Sekkoum ... Homme avec portable
Sherekia Barton ... Coffeuse
Elisabeth Clark ... Infirmière anglaise
Vidya Fellon Sreenivasan ... Enseignante mosquée
Mathieu Schiffman ... Inspecteur anglais
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Directed by
Rachid Bouchareb 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rachid Bouchareb  screenplay
Zoé Galeron  screenplay
Olivier Lorelle  screenplay

Produced by
Rachid Bouchareb .... producer
Jean Bréhat .... producer
Matthieu de Braconier .... co-producer
Bertrand Faivre .... co-producer
Victoria Goodall .... line producer: UK
Muriel Merlin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Armand Amar 
 
Cinematography by
Jérôme Alméras 
 
Film Editing by
Yannick Kergoat 
 
Casting by
Julien Grossi 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Marc Tran 
 
Art Direction by
Jean-Marc Tran Tan Ba 
 
Production Management
Farah Abushwesha .... production manager: UK
Claire Bodechon .... production manager
Cedric Ettouati .... post-production supervisor
Mélanie Pienne .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Levent .... second assistant director
Mick Pantaleo .... first assistant director
Mathieu Schiffman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Alex Giles .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Gilou .... boom operator
Philippe Lecoeur .... sound recordist
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
Franck Rubio .... sound editor
Franck Rubio .... sound mixer
Franck Rubio .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Walczak .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karine Arlot .... second assistant camera
Roger Arpajou .... still photographer
Simon Blanchard .... first assistant camera
Xavier Cholet .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karine Serrano .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Ornella Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
Manuel Pinto .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Camille Adrien .... conductor
Camille Adrien .... orchestrator
Sylvain Morizet .... orchestrator
Emilie Ruby .... music editor
 
Other crew
Guillaume Bauer .... title designer
Lucie Bourzam .... production accountant
Valentina Brazzini .... production coordinator: UK
Chris Keys .... location manager
Emma Murphy .... head of production
 

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88 min | Argentina:87 min (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
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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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Anachronisms: 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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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Two Damaged Souls Searching For Truth, 26 June 2010
Author: druid333-2 from United States

In the days following the London train bombings,hundreds of people from England,as well as other parts of Europe scrambled anxiously trying to find out about their loved ones. In this story,we get stories of two single parents in search of their children. There is Elizabeth,a fifty something woman,living as far north of the (so called)big,evil city of London,being perfectly content to work the earth on her farm,while Ousmane,a tall,lanky man of African descent is trying to find out about his estranged son,whom he hasn't seen since he left home to work in France,when his son was only six. Through a series of chance meetings, they both find out that the daughter & son were lovers,living together in London. Both travel there in search of their estranged children. Do they find them & find some kind of closure? Brenda Bleythn (Secrets & Lies)is Elizabeth,a woman who obviously fears the unknown. Mali actor, Sotigue Kouyate is Ousmane,a worry worn man,who just wants to live out his days,tending the Elm trees. Also featuring Francis Magee,Sami Bouajila, Roschady Zem & Marc Baylis. Rachid Bouchareb ('Little Senegal')directs from a screenplay written by Zoe Galeron,Olivier Lorelle & Bouchareb. Cinematography by Jerome Almeras,with editing by Yannick Korgoat. This is a heart breaking,but very well written,directed & acted drama of a woman trying to rise above fear & ignorance & banding together with a stranger who is attempting to find some reasoning in the middle of chaos. As this film has no North American distribution,it may be a bit hard to track down (it has been screened mostly at film festivals,and as far as I know,there is no DVD release available). Spoken in English,and French,Arabic & Bambarra with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains some rather gruesome images of some of the victims of the London train bombings that could be traumatic to young children

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