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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)
Consolate Siperius Consolate Siperius ... Christelle
Bilal Aya Bilal Aya ... Kader
Safya Latrèche Safya Latrèche ... Officier
Mathieu Nkosi Mathieu Nkosi ... Policier
Rachida Chbani Rachida Chbani ... Madame Slimani
Hamadi El Boubsi Hamadi El Boubsi ... Monsieur Slimani
Bernard Boudru Bernard Boudru ... Entraîneur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karim Hamzaoui Karim Hamzaoui ... Garde-frontière 1
Mourad Khen Mourad Khen ... Chauffeur de taxi clandestin
Louisa Nehar Louisa Nehar ... Femme tunisienne
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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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Taglines:

De la Belgique à la Syrie, la quête d'une mère pour retrouver sa fille. (From Belgium to Syria, a mother's quest to find her daughter.) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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23 May 2020 | by sergelamarcheSee all my reviews

The story may be a bit simple and outdated since Daesh is defeated and there is much more to say on the subject. But it's still a portrait of what happened.


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Official Sites:

3B Productions [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 November 2016 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Road to Istanbul See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,525
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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