Rent In This World (2002)

3.6 of 5 from 109 ratings
1h 29min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, , 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
Directors:
Voiced By:
Paul Popplewell
Writers:
Tony Grisoni
Others:
Andrew Eaton, Anita Overland
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2004 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

2003 Berlinale Golden Bear

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/09/2003
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
Farsi, Pashtu
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • Trailer reel
  • Trailer
  • Interview with Michael Winterbottom and Tony Grisoni
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • Stills gallery
  • Cast and crew biographies

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