Jacques Audiard directs Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Claudine Vinasithamby in this French drama where three refugees from Sri Lanka arrive in France as a fake family.
Audiard again embraces an outsider’s perspective to modern French criminality. The slight problem here is the movie proves far more fascinating when it about the everyday illegal immigrant experience and how these particularly well acted and complex trio begin to form attachments. Once all out project gang war breaks lose, the movie not only goes for sizzle over steak but at least one of the makeshift family is all but forgotten about. A movie this gritty and uncommon definitely deserves praise but that traditional action finale counterintuitively ends things on a low.
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