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Tania is a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her 14-year-old son, Ivan. One day, they are stopped on the street for a routine check by the police; Tania is arrested and placed in an immigration detention center for women, while Ivan manages to escape. Threatened with imminent deportation and fearful for Ivan's fate, Tania embarks on a harrowing journey, determined to preserve her dignity and find her son.
Submitted by Belgium - Best Foreign Language Film --2010 Academy Awards®
A fascinating study of perseverance in the face of subhuman treatment. --Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety
WINNER - SACD Prize, Director's Fortnight --2010 Cannes Film Festival
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