On the screen, Dheepan is embodied by a non-professional actor, Antonythasan Jesuthasan, which itself, very young, has been enlisted among the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and then fled the conflict to eventually obtain status political refugee in France. So there in this film a very strong resonance with current events, but also with the reality of immigration or the suburbs. Yet “Dheepan” is anything but a documentary film or a social trend pamphlet. It is even a pure genre film, both a war movie, fight, for they saw the man with the language barrier, the chances offered by the school, but also violence gangs in this city commuter that resonates with the violence of the civil war that Dheepan just fled, then a romantic film, fiction, since the course of such a refugee is told through a love story, the story of a family that will be built in this exile.
It is, starting from reality, a genre film that succeeds Jacques Audiard, a fight movie and love, without fear of excess or caricature, as has sometimes been criticized
“I think sometimes we suffer a bit of that in the French cinema. Not daring to use contemporary history as fiction. The suburb is a decoration, those who live there become characters. From the moment I put the cinemascope it, it becomes cinema. We have the right to do that, even to make mistakes, to be malaisant but that too is worth . “
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015