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  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Mar 25, 2011
    Anne Coesens, wife of the film's director, Olivier Masset-Depasse, gives a strong performance as Tania.
  2. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Mar 22, 2011
    A prolonged stay in a Belgian immigration detention center causes more than a few chinks in the armor of a strong-willed Russian femme in Illegal, Olivier Masset-Depasse's fascinating study of perseverance in the face of subhuman treatment.
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  1. Dec 14, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Ms Coesens performance is exceptional. I winced at every moment, not knowing what was to happen. I was not drawn into the politics as I'm not sure that was the intent. What kept this film from "A" quality is what was happening concerning deportation. I was frustrated that the reason or policy for illegals was not explained. In a country not known for mistreating people there are some glaring and incredulous scenes. Therefore, I was drawn in to the emotion, the passion, and the fear but disappointed there was no explanation of why illegals are treated this way in Belgium. Full Review »