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London River (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 23 September 2009 (France)
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Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

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Rachid Bouchareb

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Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay), Olivier Lorelle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn ... Elisabeth
Sotigui Kouyaté ... Ousmane
Sami Bouajila ... Imam
Roschdy Zem ... Le Boucher
Francis Magee ... Inspecteur anglais
Bernard Blancan ... Ouvrier Forestier
Marc Baylis ... Edward (as Marc Bayliss)
Gareth Randall Gareth Randall ... Pasteur
Aurélie Eltvedt Aurélie Eltvedt ... Guide Chapelle
Mathieu Schiffman Mathieu Schiffman ... Inspecteur anglais
Diveen Henry ... Policière anglaise
Salah Mohamed-Marich Salah Mohamed-Marich ... Locataire appartement (as Salah Mohamed-Mariche)
Gurdepak Chaggar Gurdepak Chaggar ... Agent de Voyage
Faycal Sekkoum Faycal Sekkoum ... Homme avec portable
Sherekia Barton Sherekia Barton ... Coiffeuse
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After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 terror attack on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery

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UK | France | Algeria

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English | French | Arabic

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

London River - Destinos Cruzados See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,044, 11 December 2011

Gross USA:

$1,314
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Final film of Sotigui Kouyaté. See more »

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Although the film is set in July 2005, one of the police cars has a number plate not issued until late 2007. See more »

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Two Damaged Souls Searching For Truth
26 June 2010 | by druid333-2See all my reviews

In the days following the London train bombings,hundreds of people from England,as well as other parts of Europe scrambled anxiously trying to find out about their loved ones. In this story,we get stories of two single parents in search of their children. There is Elizabeth,a fifty something woman,living as far north of the (so called)big,evil city of London,being perfectly content to work the earth on her farm,while Ousmane,a tall,lanky man of African descent is trying to find out about his estranged son,whom he hasn't seen since he left home to work in France,when his son was only six. Through a series of chance meetings, they both find out that the daughter & son were lovers,living together in London. Both travel there in search of their estranged children. Do they find them & find some kind of closure? Brenda Bleythn (Secrets & Lies)is Elizabeth,a woman who obviously fears the unknown. Mali actor, Sotigue Kouyate is Ousmane,a worry worn man,who just wants to live out his days,tending the Elm trees. Also featuring Francis Magee,Sami Bouajila, Roschady Zem & Marc Baylis. Rachid Bouchareb ('Little Senegal')directs from a screenplay written by Zoe Galeron,Olivier Lorelle & Bouchareb. Cinematography by Jerome Almeras,with editing by Yannick Korgoat. This is a heart breaking,but very well written,directed & acted drama of a woman trying to rise above fear & ignorance & banding together with a stranger who is attempting to find some reasoning in the middle of chaos. As this film has no North American distribution,it may be a bit hard to track down (it has been screened mostly at film festivals,and as far as I know,there is no DVD release available). Spoken in English,and French,Arabic & Bambarra with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains some rather gruesome images of some of the victims of the London train bombings that could be traumatic to young children


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