Language - French, English
Genre - Drama,
Release - 2009
Welcome became really popular in France and succeeded in highlighting the plight of illegal immigrants living in Calais. The movie also triggered debates in the parliament about abolishing the law that penalizes French citizens who help the immigrants. The movie was nominated for 10 Caesars, though failed to win any. It did notably win the Lux Prize from the European parliament.
|Vincent Lindon and Firat Ayverdi|
Welcome, in essence, is really a tale of unrelenting love, friendship and humanity. The movie could easily be regarded as a love story where the main characters are desperately yearning to be with the one they love. The writer and director Phillipe Liorent has constructed a beautiful emotional story, though sad as well, along with great performances from the main characters that help to elevate the movie from being a cliche to a inspirational and moving experience.