England, France, Algeria | 2009 | 90mins | 35 | colour
Set during the London bombings of 2005, Rachid Bouchareb – whose last film Days Of Glory was nominated for an Oscar® -has created a remarkably affecting yet astute drama about emotional connections in the face of conflict. Brenda Blethyn turns in a standout performance as Mrs. Sommers, whose daughter is missing after the bombings in London, forcing her Christian mother to rush to the city to find her. On her way, she encounters Ousmane, a Muslim, whose son is also on the missing list. Despite their wildly differing religious backgrounds, the two share the same hope in finding their children and embark on a journey, putting aside their cultural differences whereby they can give each other the strength to continue the search and maintain the faith.
Producer: Jean Brêhat
Leading Players: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyatê, Sami Bouajila, Marc Baylis Photography: Jérôme Alméras
Script: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle, Zoé Galeron
Editor: Yannick Kergoat Music: Armand Amar
Print Source: Trinity Filmed Entertainment