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Releases April 30, 2021
Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request.

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Ben Sharrock

Writer:

Ben Sharrock
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Amir El-Masry ... Omar
Vikash Bhai ... Farhad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwabena Ansah Kwabena Ansah ... Abedi
Grace Chilton Grace Chilton ... Margaret
Kenneth Collard ... Boris
Cameron Fulton ... Plug
Silvie Furneaux Silvie Furneaux ... Cheryl
Jorge Gidi Jorge Gidi ... Cuñado
Lewis Gribben ... Stevie
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Beatrice
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Helga
Sanjeev Kohli ... Vikram
Raymond Mearns Raymond Mearns ... Mike
Kais Nashif ... Nabil
Ola Orebiyi ... Wasef
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Limbo is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather's oud, the king of Arabic music instruments, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

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Waiting is a Group Effort

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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Great story
2 February 2021 | by MiguelAReinaSee all my reviews

Almost turned into Aki Kaurismaki's pupil, the Scottish director manages to create a fun, moving and profound story about the refugee drama. That sarcastic look that places a group of refugees on some remote Scottish islands where nothing happens except the ups and downs of the weather, creates a story that is humorous but slowly turns to melancholy. The same one that the protagonist has, anchored in a limbo that is physical, but above all, vital.


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UK

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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