Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient In This World follows young Afghn Jamal (Jamal Udin Torabi) and his older cousin Enayat (Enayatullah) as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshwar, north-west Pakistan. Entering Turkey on foot through a snowy, Kurdish-controlled pass, the pair again take their lives into their hands and face suffocation when they are locked in a freight container on a ship bound for Italy. From there they plan to travel on to Paris, the Sangatte refugee centre and ultimately asylum in London. Re-affirming his status as one of Britain's most accomplished and diverse film-making talents, Winterbottom and his hugely gifted writer Tony Grisoni have struck a poignant, searing and remarkable balance between the fictional and documentary elements of the narrative to perceptively and indeed objectively examine the plight of Jamal and the countless thousands like him.
Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha, Hiddayatullah, Jamau, Wakeel Khan, Lal Zarin, Ahsan Raza, Mirwais Torabi, Abdul Ahmad, Amanullah Torabi, Ramzan Ali, Chaman Ali, Rasheed, Allah Bauhsh, Hossain Baghaeian, Yaaghoob Nosraj Poor, Ghodrat Poor, Mehdi Poor, Ahmad Azami