London River

London River

Director: Rachid Bouchareb Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Roschdy Zem

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It marked a sickening and devastating second act to 9/11: On July 7, 2005, a series of bombs set by terrorists exploded on the London subways. Over 700 people were severely injured, and 56 people killed; authorities later discovered a videotape from one of the jihadists, declaring his sect at war with Great Britain. Rachid Bouchareb's drama London River puts a human face on this tragic event via the fictional stories of two people whose lives are turned inside out by the cataclysm. Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate) is a Muslim living in France, while Mrs. Sommers (Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn) is a Christian war widow living on the British Channel Isles. Though unacquainted, and with different religious backgrounds, these strangers find themselves united in the city of London and linked by a shared tragedy: Each has lost touch with a child amid the attacks -- Mrs. Sommers, a daughter named Jane, and Ousmane, a son named Ali -- and it just so happens that the two were dating. Together, the pair begin combing the city and searching for their loved ones, bound by the hope that both children survived.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2012
UPC: 0881394112322
Original Release: 2009
Source: Cinema Libre
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 56,248

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brenda Blethyn Elisabeth Sommers
Sotigui Kouyaté Ousmane
Roschdy Zem Butcher
Sami Bouajila Imam
Bernard Blancan Logger

Technical Credits
Rachid Bouchareb Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Farah Abushwesha Production Manager
Jerome Almeras Cinematographer
Armand Amar Score Composer
Jean-Marc Tran Tan Ba Production Designer
Jean Brehat Producer
Matthieu de Braconier Co-producer
Bertrand Faivre Co-producer
Zoe Galeron Screenwriter
Yannick Kergoat Editor
Philippe Lecoeur Sound/Sound Designer
Olivier Lorelle Screenwriter
Muriel Merlin Associate Producer
Franck Rubio Sound/Sound Designer
Mathieu Schiffman Asst. Director
Olivier Walczak Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- London River
1. Introduction [5:16]
2. Bombing [6:12]
3. London Flat [5:07]
4. Missing [5:24]
5. Ousmane [4:55]
6. Posting Flyers [6:05]
7. Meeting [4:17]
8. The Police [7:02]
9. Scared [6:38]
10. Arabic [7:59]
11. Terrorism [6:13]
12. Getting Along [7:47]
13. A New Development [7:04]
14. Bon Voyage [8:06]

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