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Films & Schedules - ILLEGAL


Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 7 PM (B4)
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Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 9 PM (CM)
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DIRECTOR: Olivier Masset-Depasse - BELGIUM

Tania (Anne Coesens), a Russian immigrant residing illegally in Belgium with her teenage son, lives in constant terror. Willing to do whatever it takes to survive and prevent their deportation, the fear of being caught becomes reality when she’s stopped in a routine police check, arrested, and sent to a detention center. Unable to be with her still free son and witness to the persecutions of other illegals from many countries struggling to stay in Belgium, things soon spiral out of control when she claims a false name and finds herself in the limbo of complex deportation policies. This year’s Belgian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Illegal focuses on the human rather than political, telling a universal experience faced by immigrants seeking a better life for their families throughout the world. (99 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Cages (06).

In French, English, and Russian.

Sponsored by Stella Artois.

Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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