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London River 2012 NR

4.6 out of 5 stars (14) IMDb 6.8/10

LONDON RIVER follows Elizabeth (Brenda Blethyn) as she travels to London in the immediate aftermath of the July 7th, 2005 bombings after failing to hear from her daughter. Her fear and prejudice escalate when she discovers her daughter was converting to Islam as she keeps crossing paths with Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyat), who is also looking for his son. Though they come from very different backgrounds both share the same hope of finding their children alive.

Starring:
Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Rachid Bouchareb
Starring Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté
Supporting actors Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Francis Magee, Bernard Blancan, Marc Baylis, Gareth Randall, Aurélie Eltvedt, Mathieu Schiffman, Diveen Henry, Salah Mohamed-Marich, Gurdepak Chaggar, Faycal Sekkoum, Sherekia Barton, Elisabeth Clark, Vidya Fellon Sreenivasan
Studio Cinema Libre
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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By Hiram Gmez Pardo Venezuela HALL OF FAME on September 15, 2011
Format: DVD
After the crude aftermath of 07/07/05 in London, Elzabeth (Brenda Bleythin)who works as farmer in Guernsey, devout Christian decides to go London after failing to hear from her daughter. On the other hand Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate) is a West African Muslim who has come from France to find his missing son.

Both parents are unknowingly inextricably linked by the traps of destiny and will face more call the tragedy of racial prejudice or religious beliefs.

A concise and memorable film, where nothing is reiterative, which had a flawless script, masterful performances and superb direction both behind the scenes of Bouhareb Rachid.

A bold, stark and bleak movie that takes a tiny portion of this collective tragedy that rocked the city of London in that fateful year.

You can not ignore one of the thirty best films of this decade for the world. I recommend it widely.

P.D. This film deserved to Sotigui Konyaté the Silver Bear Prize as Best Actor 2009. And at the same time, was his last film, due he passed away in 2010.
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Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, this movie is set in England during and following the bus bombings of July seventh, 2005. A long widowed mother, Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) has been watching the happenings on her television during the day, leaving messages for her daughter, Jane, to call her back. Where is her daughter who is prompt in returning calls?

Elisabeth lives in the lush countryside by the river on a small farm. She spends her days doing many different things with tending to her animals and with her church activity. She frequents the cemetery where her husband, William, has been laid to rest after his service in the war. She talks to him as if they were carrying on a conversation and also sees her brother Edward at the farm. Hers is a simple but fulfilling life.

A lone man, Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate), has traveled from Africa fifteen years prior, now residing in France although has journeyed to London. He has come to look for his son Ali, after the bombing has caused him to go missing. Ousmane had promised his wife that he will find and return him to his family in Africa. Ousmane and his wife live separate lives, although their son is first priority.

Elisabeth becomes more and more desperate while waiting for the phone to ring with Jane safely on the line, although no call comes for her. The next morning she quickly goes into London to her daughter's flat. Jane is not there and hasn't been since the day before. Elisabeth starts the necessary steps to search for her daughter while during this time Ousmane is doing the same for his son Ali.

The movie poses: How in the world does this unlikely pair meet to search for their children? What do they find alike in each other? Along with, Could it be possible to not find their children alive?
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This is a suspenseful story that moves @ a snail's pace. There are plenty of misunderstandings, stereotypes & mistrust to get through. You really must understand British ladies of a certain age to figure out why she seems to be so obtuse.
This movie makes you think...a lot. Well written & acted, just slow on the uptake-keep with it, you'll be rewarded in the end.
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A thought-provoking movie that will leave you unnerved and perhaps mystified with its conclusion. Two gentle people with disparate backgrounds seek the whereabouts of their respective children unheard from since the terrorist bombings in London. The bombing, horrific in its nature, joins two parents in the search for their missing children, two parents whose paths would not have crossed otherwise. They learn there is enough similarity in their human responses to the disappearance of their children to overcome their differences in virtually every other respect. As news of their search becomes hopeful then grim the range of emotions is brilliantly portrayed by Brenda Blethyn. The final scene shows anger and resentment perhaps a little puzzling given their gentle nature as both parents move to a new reality of the world.
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This is a must see for anyone who wants to understand the worldwide effects of terror strikes. To see people in other countries face the loss and not knowing in the same manner we do when terror comes to the states. I am a huge Brenda Blethyn fan which is what drew me to this film and she delivered a wonderful performance in the work. The supporting cast is equally wonderful
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Great performances by Brenda Bleythin and late Sotigui Konyaté.

A beautiful depiction of a father and a mother, trying to understand the world their kids live(d) in, in horrible circumstances.

Bigger message is that with lots of things trying to tear us apart, our humanity keeps us together. In fact we don't have a choice but to understand each other and live together.

Ask your library to get a copy for you!
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I didn't know if I'd like this film - but I watched it, and I was not disappointed. I love Brenda Blethyn (I love her in Vera) and I love multi-cultural stories - plus, I love London! This film had good pacing, writing and editing. Both lead actors playing the parents were superb. However, I was swept away by the power of Blethyn's performance.
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