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Filmde, Fransa’nın kuzey doğusunda yer alan ve İngiltere’ye en yakın mesafedeki liman kenti Calais’te yaşayan ve İngiltere’de yaşayan sevdiği kadının yanına gitmek için Manş denizini yüzerek geçmeye çalışan kaçak bir Iraklı Kürt göçmen gencin hayatı anlatılıyor.
A 17-year old Kurdish refugee named Bilal (played by novice actor Firat Ayverdi) is coached by a swimming instructor who hopes to prepare the young man for the challenge of swimming the English Channel. Bilal’s dream is to join his girlfriend and play for Manchester United.
Calais, where the film was set, has been a gathering point for immigrants hoping to make it across the English Channel.
The director of the film, Philippe Lioret, went so far as to compare the ordeal experienced by many migrants in France with the plight of Jews in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War.
In reference to the French laws that threaten people who help migrants the director had this to say to the newspaper La Voix du Nord:
“To see that a decent guy can all of a sudden be charged and that he can go to prison is crazy… It feels like it’s 1943 and we’ve hidden a Jew in the basement.”
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