Dheepan Film Still

Dheepan

Jacques Audiard

 
Dheepan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 2015
  • 114 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English, French, Tamil
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  • 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.

Credits

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

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • 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

Film Essays

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Dheepan: Things Fall Apart

By Michael Atkinson May 23, 2017

In one of the first major films to confront the contemporary refugee crisis in Europe, Jacques Audiard brings a genre-busting approach to an explosive subject.

Read more »

Web Exclusives

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Seventy Years of Cannes: Dheepan in 2015

By Neil McGlone May 28, 2017

I’m capping off my weeklong look at Cannes festivals past by revisiting the 2015 winner, Dheepan. Director Jacques Audiard accepted the Palme d’Or for this devastating portrait of the refugee . . . Read more »


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Crossing the Divide with Jacques Audiard

May 24, 2017

A piercing and perceptive film about the contemporary refugee experience in France, Jacques Audiard’s 2015 Palme d’Or winner Dheepan depicts the difficulties of living as a stranger in a strange . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_29103id_064_thumbnail

Dheepan: Things Fall Apart

By Michael Atkinson May 23, 2017

In one of the first major films to confront the contemporary refugee crisis in Europe, Jacques Audiard brings a genre-busting approach to an explosive subject.

Read more »

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