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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 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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Gentle, not extreme movie, but very powerful. Recommend.
1 May 2020 | by alexwoodbySee all my reviews

First off, there's no major drama, no gunfights or murderin' going on, so don't expect it. This is one of those gentle but very powerful movies that will stay with you for a while. For that I give it a 10. When a movie makes you text your friends afterwards to tell them to see it, that's the best you can ask for now isn't it? This is part road movie, but more about a friendship from different worlds, and one of the most subtle movies about refugees I've seen. It doesn't get heavy handed or even political, just a little view into humanity, one most on imdb may never see.

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30 May 2019 (Germany) See more »

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Tangier, Morocco See more »


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2.39 : 1
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