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Welcome 2009

  • Philippe Lioret
  • March 11, 2009
  • 110 mins
  • French
  • Drama, Romance
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won't be as easy as he imagined... The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais

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"This boy walked 4000 km and is now planning to swim the Channel just to be with his girl… I couldn't even cross the road to get you back."

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It's an amazing film. It just goes to show, life doesn't always work out. Failure is a part of life; all that matters is you push forward, and you never give up on your dreams.

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