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London River (2009)

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

Director:

Rachid Bouchareb

Writers:

Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay), Olivier Lorelle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn ... Elisabeth
Sotigui Kouyaté ... Ousmane
Sami Bouajila ... Imam
Roschdy Zem ... Le Boucher
Francis Magee ... Inspecteur anglais
Bernard Blancan ... Ouvrier Forestier
Marc Baylis ... Edward (as Marc Bayliss)
Gareth Randall Gareth Randall ... Pasteur
Aurélie Eltvedt Aurélie Eltvedt ... Guide Chapelle
Mathieu Schiffman Mathieu Schiffman ... Inspecteur anglais
Diveen Henry ... Policière anglaise
Salah Mohamed-Marich Salah Mohamed-Marich ... Locataire appartement (as Salah Mohamed-Mariche)
Gurdepak Chaggar Gurdepak Chaggar ... Agent de Voyage
Faycal Sekkoum Faycal Sekkoum ... Homme avec portable
Sherekia Barton Sherekia Barton ... Coiffeuse
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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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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UK | France | Algeria

Language:

English | French | Arabic

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

London River - Destinos Cruzados See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,044, 11 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,314, 11 December 2011
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Sotigui Kouyaté. See more »

Goofs

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

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slow and inevitable
16 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee 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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