Dheepan Film Still


Jacques Audiard

Dheepan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

23 May 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • France
  • 2015
  • 114 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English, French, Tamil
  • Spine #871

With this Palme d’Or–winning drama, which deftly combines seemingly disparate genres, French filmmaker Jacques Audiard cemented his status as a titan of contemporary world cinema. In an arresting performance, the nonprofessional actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan (himself a former child soldier) stars as a Tamil fighter who, along with a woman and a child posing as his wife and daughter, flees war-torn Sri Lanka only to land in a Paris suburb blighted by drugs. As the makeshift family embarks on a new life, Dheepan settles into an intimate social-realist mode before tightening into a dynamic turf-war thriller, as well as an unsettling study of the psychological aftereffects of combat. Searing and sensitive, Audiard’s film is a unique depiction of the refugee experience as a continuous crisis of identity.


DirectorJacques Audiard
Screenplay byNoé Debré, Thomas Bidegain and Jacques Audiard
Director of photographyÉponine Momenceau
EditorJuliette Welfling
Music byNicolas Jaar
Production design byMichel Barthélémy
Artistic collaboration byHéléna Klotz
Costume design byChattoune

Disc Features


  • High-definition digital master, supervised by director Jacques Audiard and cinematographer Éponine Momenceau, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2015 featuring Audiard and coscreenwriter Noé Debré
  • New interview with Audiard
  • New interview with actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary from 2015 by Audiard and Debré
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Atkinson

    New cover by Matt Rota

Other Editions

Dheepan (Criterion DVD)

23 May 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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