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Roads (2019)

Two lost teenage boys, from Congo and Britain, meet in Morocco and take a road trip in a stolen RV to France, encountering poverty and refugees on the way.


Sebastian Schipper


Sebastian Schipper (screenplay), Oliver Ziegenbalg (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Fionn Whitehead ... Gyllen
Stéphane Bak ... William
Ben Chaplin ... Paul
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Luttger
Marie Burchard ... Valerie
Paul Brannigan ... Alan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josep Maria Alejandre ... Doorman
Ricard Balada ... Erasmus student
Noé Blancafort ... Customs police
Yann Ebongé Yann Ebongé ... Congolese man 2 (as Yann Ebonge)
Jasmina García ... Erasmus Student
Kris Hunter Kris Hunter
Hamza Kadri ... Businessman
Genís Lama Montosa Genís Lama Montosa ... Ferry Guy
Christian Mupondo Christian Mupondo ... Congolese man 1


A young man from the Congo in search of his brother attempts to cross Europe's borders. In Morocco, he teams up with a sharp-witted British runaway who pinched his stepfather's recreational vehicle in order to escape from a family holiday. On their journey, the disparate duo have to make decisions that will also influence the lives of others.

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Adventure | Drama


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Beautifully honest.
10 January 2020 | by CitizenDeviSee all my reviews

Heartfelt, always believable, surprising, and completely well-made. There's at least two scenes that are some of the best of the year, easily. It also has very good pacing and a story that makes it more than just worthwhile. Fionn Whitehead and Stéphane Bak are wonderful. Roads is a film you have to see when you get the chance.

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English | Spanish | French | German | Lingala | Arabic

Release Date:

30 May 2019 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco See more »


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2.39 : 1
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