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London River -- LONDON RIVER follows Elizabeth (Brenda Blethyn) as she travels to London in the immediate aftermath of the July 7th, 2005 bombings after failing to hear from her daughter. Her fear and prejudice escalate when she discovers her daughter was converting to Islam as she keeps crossing paths with Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté), who is also looking for his son.  Though they come from very different backgrounds both share the same hope of finding their children alive.
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:
Writers:
Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay)
Olivier Lorelle (screenplay)
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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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effective drama, tribute to the 7/7 bombings in London‏ 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

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
Anne Cadiou .... assistant art director
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: The film is set in July 2005, however an advertisement for the ps3 video game "Haze" (released in May 2008) can be seen on a bus.See more »
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
effective drama, tribute to the 7/7 bombings in London‏, 18 September 2010
Author: antoniotierno from Italy

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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