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Dheepan ()


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Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations.
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Cast

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Dheepan
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Yalini
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Illayaal
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Brahim
Faouzi Bensaïdi ...
Monsieur Habib
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Youssouf
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Azziz
Franck Falise ...
Le gardien du Hall C
Joséphine de Meaux ...
La directrice de l'école
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Le juriste au foyer
Nathan Anthonypillai ...
L'interprète
Vasanth Selvam ...
Colonel Cheran
Kartik Krishnan ...
Le faussaire au Sri Lanka
Rudhra ...
La femme du camp de réfugié
Tassadit Mandi ...
La dame dans l'escalier
Marie Trichet ...
La jeune femme chez M. Habib
Tarik Lamli ...
Résident du Pré
Joël Boudjelta ...
Résident du Pré
Moussa Belhamar ...
Résident du Pré
Akim Chir ...
Résident du Pré
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Gardien
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Gardien (as Aimen Saidi)
Soufiane Guerrab ...
Gardien
Keasavan Paramasamy ...
Vendeur de roses
Suthagar Shanmugalingam ...
Vendeur de roses
Thurainesan Thurasingham ...
Vendeur de roses
Jegan Sivarasa ...
Invité pique-nique
Kopiraj Shanmuganathan ...
Invité pique-nique
Kanagaratham Subakaran ...
Invité pique-nique
Manickam Paramanathan ...
Invité pique-nique
Sinnaruthai Manoharan ...
Invité pique-nique
Eric Douré ...
Le faussaire pakistanais
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La résidente anniversaire
Jean-Michel Correia ...
Le facteur
Alexandre Michel ...
L'employé Pole-Emploi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Geller ...
Acheteur cité (uncredited)
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Vendeuse bijoux (uncredited)
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Guest in barbecue (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Audiard

Written by

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Jacques Audiard ... (dialogue)
 
Jacques Audiard ... (screenplay)
 
Thomas Bidegain ... (dialogue)
 
Thomas Bidegain ... (screenplay)
 
Noé Debré ... (dialogue)
 
Noé Debré ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Rosa Attab ... head of development
Martine Cassinelli ... executive producer
Pascal Caucheteux ... producer
Grégoire Sorlat ... producer
Jacques Audiard ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Nicolas Jaar

Cinematography by

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Éponine Momenceau

Film Editing by

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Juliette Welfling

Editorial Department

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Lionel Cassan ... first assistant editor
Charles Fréville ... colorist
Géraldine Gues ... post-production assistant
Hussam Korkut ... assistant color grading / conform editor

Casting By

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Mohamed Belhamar
Philippe Elkoubi

Production Design by

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Michel Barthélémy

Art Direction by

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Héléna Klotz

Costume Design by

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C. Bourrec
Chattoune

Makeup Department

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Agathe Angeli ... makeup artist
Emma Franco ... makeup artist
Flore Masson ... makeup department head
Emmanuel Pitois ... key special effects makeup and prosthetics

Production Management

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Olivier Lagny ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Seema Anvarudeen ... second assistant director
Maud Ducre ... additional second assistant director
Mikaël Gaudin ... third assistant director
Ganesh Karthikeyan ... Assistant Director (Indian Unit) (as Ganesh Karthik)
Fanny Lecendre ... assistant director
Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux ... first assistant director
Ragavendra Prabhu ... first assistant director (indian unit)
Carole Reinhard ... location scout
Shanawaz ... assistant director
Srinivasan ... assistant director
Elvire Toulorge ... second assistant director
Ashok Veerappan ... assistant director

Art Department

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Bertrand Alberge ... props
Benoist Buttin ... assistant art director
Maxime Carnevale ... storyboard artist
Manuel Demoulling ... property master
Julyan Giraux ... swing gang
Cécile Hurlé ... set dresser
Thibaut Peschard ... set dresser
Martinus Van Lunen ... construction coordinator
François Willenz ... digital artist

Sound Department

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Hortense Bailly ... dialogue editor
Jérôme Chenevoy ... additional sound mixer / boom operator
Guillaume Couturier ... sound mastering engineer
Nicolas Dambroise ... sound editor
Valérie Deloof ... supervising sound editor
Antoine Gervais ... assistant
Jon Goc ... sound effects editor
Cyril Holtz ... re-recording mixer
Damien Lazzerini ... re-recording mixer
Guillaume Leriche ... foley engineer
Y.D. Manoj ... boom operator
Marc Mnémosyne ... mixing technician
Avril Noviant ... boom operator
Florian Penot ... assistant foley artist
Philippe Penot ... foley artist
Marco Peron ... sound assistant
Mari Riviere ... assistant sound editor
Maxime Saleix ... sound mix technician
Daniel Sobrino ... sound recordist
Franck Tassel ... foley artist assistant

Special Effects by

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Olivier Marais ... special effects
Guy Monbillard ... pyrotechnician
Julien Poncet de la Grave ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Barthelemy Beaux ... digital compositor
Alain Bignet ... digital compositor
Étienne Bolo ... digital compositor
Lucie Bories ... digital compositor
Sophie Denize ... visual effects producer
Christophe Duflaut ... digital compositor
Cédric Fayolle ... visual effects supervisor
Randy Gudin ... visual effects artist
Eloïse Guigno ... visual effects coordinator
Damien Hurgon ... visual effects supervisor
Manon Le Bas ... vfx project manager
Malik Nahassia ... visual effects
Nicolas Rey ... on set vfx supervision: vfx supervisor
Stéphane Richez ... matchmove and layout lead: M4VFX
Stephane Thibert ... on set cg supervisor

Stunts

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Stéphane Boulay ... stunt driver
Damien Buffard ... stunt performer
Gérard Colasuonno ... stunt driver
Serge Crozon-Cazin ... stunt performer
Marc David ... stunt performer
Sandra Difallah ... stunt driver
Jean-Jacques Domingues ... stunt driver
Jean-Paul Domingues ... stunt driver
Medhi Ben Hassen ... stunt performer
Anthony Heilmann ... stunt performer
Christian Hening ... stunt coordinator
Clément Huet ... stunt performer
Adrien Jeunemaitre ... stunt performer
Mathieu Lardot ... stunt performer
Grégory Loffredo ... action coordinator: fight choreography (as Gregory Loffredo)
Ben Milord ... stunt performer
Eric Mondoloni ... stunt performer
Laurent Mulot ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Loïc Andrieu ... steadicam operator
Marco Beaurepaire ... prelight electrician (as Marco Baurepaire)
Kamel Belaïd ... prelight electrician
Zoï Bota ... camera trainee
Benoît Bretagne ... electrician
Edwin Broyer ... key grip
Alexis Cohen ... first assistant camera: "B" camera - specific segments / second assistant camera
François Comparot ... extra grip
Augustin de Vaumas ... extra grip (as Augustin De Vaumas)
Nicolas Eveilleau ... first assistant camera
Stéphane Germain ... additional grip
Christophe Henry ... drone camera operator
Jean-Baptiste Jay ... scorpio arm camera operator
Jean-Philippe Labille ... electrician
Marianne Lamour ... gaffer
Charlie Maupain ... electrician
Pierre Michaud ... rigging gaffer
Clotilde Mignon ... additional electrician (as Mignon Clotilde)
Mathieu Reymond ... drone
Richard Simpson ... digital imaging technician
Fabien Veillas ... grip
Will Willis ... focus puller: location

Casting Department

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Charlotte Baglan ... casting assistant
Mohamed Belhamar ... extras casting assistant
Déborah Benattar ... casting coordinator india
Kahleen Crawford ... casting search: UK
Maud Ducre ... extras casting assistant
Sandra Durando ... casting assistant
Vibirson Gnanatheepan ... casting assistant
Anne-Sophie Tremel ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elsa Bourdin ... costumer
Céline Collobert ... set costumer
Sarah Anna Da Silva ... costumer (as Sarah Da Silva)
Sylvie Ong ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Vincent Dachet ... location scout
Thomas de Sambi ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Frédéric Junqua ... music supervisor
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra ... orchestra

Script and Continuity Department

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Nathalie Vierny ... continuity

Other crew

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Julie Beaulieu ... press
Marie-Christine Damiens ... press
Lauren Dark ... for: Sixteen Films
Laetitia Dom ... production coordinator
Vibirson Gnanatheepan ... sub-titles: tamil translator
Fred Grivois ... title designer
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Héléna Klotz ... creative collaboration
Fernando Lueches ... publicity manager: Spain
Delphine Mayele ... press: international
Magalie Montet ... press: international
Serge Onteniente ... actors director
Darren Pratt ... UK Location Manager
Mathew Sprake ... unit medic

Thanks

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Rebecca Zlotowski ... the director thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers - a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the 'family' moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his 'wife' and his 'daughter', but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior's instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family. Written by Polly_Kat

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Taglines When the war continues to rage in your heart and mind. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Dämonen und Wunder - Dheepan (Germany)
  • Dypanas (Lithuania)
  • ディーパンの闘い (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Dheepan - Una nuova vita (Italy)
  • Дийпан - съдбата на бежанеца (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Lead actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan was a boy soldier with the Tamil Tigers before fleeing Sri Lanka for France, just like the character he plays in the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Vivaldi: Cum Dederit (Andante) See more »
Quotes Yalini: In Sri Lanka when you fall and you hurt yourself, you smile. Here, if you smile too much, people think that you don't understand them or that you're mocking them.
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