Film Movement | Release Date: May 7, 2010
Summary: Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his way through Europe for the last three months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend, who recently emigrated to England. But his journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train, where he meets Simon, a middle-aged swimming instructor in turmoil over his imminent divorce. Simon agrees to help Bilal, hoping to win back the affection of his wife, who does volunteer work helping immigrants. But what begins as a relationship based on self interest, develops into something much bigger than Simon could ever have imagined, as he too will ultimately risk everything to reach happiness. (Film Movement)
Watch Now
Buy on
Stream On


Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.filmmovement.com/filmcatalog/index.asp?MerchandiseID=219
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama
Country: France
Languages: English, French, Kurdish, Turkish
Director Credit
Philippe Lioret Director
Writer Credit
Emmanuel Courcol Original Scenario
Olivier Adam Original Scenario
Philippe Lioret Original Scenario
Serge Frydman Collaboration
Cast Credit
Audrey Dana Marion Calmat
Behi Djanati Atai La Mère De Mina
Blandine Pélissier La Juge Aux Affaires Familiales
Derya Ayverdi Mina
Firat Ayverdi Bilal
Firat Celik Koban
Jean-Pol Brissart Le Juge
Mouafaq Rushdie Le Père De Mina
Murat Subasi Mirko
Olivier Rabourdin Lieutenant Caratini
Patrick Ligardes Le Voisin De Simon
Selim Akgul Zoran
Thierry Godard Bruno
Vincent Lindon Simon Calmat
Yannick Renier Alain
Producer Credit
Bertrand Faivre Co-Producer
Christophe Rossignon Producer