Home > Dheepan

Dheepan

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds caretaker employment and works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’. A low key but Palme d’Or winning follow-up to Rust and Bone, Audiard’s latest is a captivating humanist drama that shines with intent and sincerity.