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Road to Istanbul (2016)

La route d'Istanbul (original title)
Elisabeth lives with her daughter Elodie in Belgium. When the police inform her that her daughter has left the country to join the ranks of Islamic State in Syria, she begins to investigate.

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Rachid Bouchareb
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Cast

Credited cast:
Astrid Whettnall ... Elisabeth
Pauline Burlet ... Élodie
Patricia Ide Patricia Ide ... Julie
Abel Jafri ... Agent de police turc
Fawzi B. Saichi Fawzi B. Saichi ... Rabatteur (as Faouzi Saichi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bilal Aya Bilal Aya ... Kader Slimani
Bernard Boudru Bernard Boudru ... L'entraîneur
Karim Hamzaoui Karim Hamzaoui ... Border policeman
Mourad Khen Mourad Khen
Louisa Nehar Louisa Nehar ... Tunisienne
André Pasquasy André Pasquasy ... Policier civil
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Storyline

When the police tell her that Elodie, her only daughter, aged 20, has left for Syria to wage jihad, Elisabeth's life is turned upside down. She is shocked and does not understand why Elodie has gone, because the war there is not theirs to fight. Elisabeth manages to get in contact with Elodie, but is overwhelmed in the face of a young woman that she no longer recognizes. Alone in her struggle, Elisabeth decides to go to Syria to look for her daughter and persuade her to come back with her to Belgium. Will mother and daughter succeed in finding and understanding one another? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Road to Istanbul See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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