Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

2015, France, 115 minutes, (15)
Director – Jacques Audiard


To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together – as the threat of escalating gang violence looms over their lives.


IMDb – Dheepan
Rotten Tomatoes – Dheepan



  • Out of the frying pan into the fire Very good acting by all
  • Fine film spoilt by the shooting spree at the end
  • Was the ending intended to represent the life they were expecting – in stark contrast to the one they found themselves living?
  • An incredibly well acted reminder of reality in some part of Europe and the world
  • Moving, dark and disturbing. Not a pleasing viewing but necessary perhaps. Ending didn’t fit
  • Dirty Harry at the end??? Hard work. Don’t think I like film
  • Acting outstanding. Totally believable. Quality film
  • Multi layered, excellent acting and the tears behind the smiles
  • Wow! Why did we have lighting stands on the stage obscuring the film?
  • Another thought provoking film. Life is difficult
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