In This World (2003)

In This World
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords docudrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jamal Torabi Actor Jamal 1 1000001
Enayatullah Actor Enayat 1 1000002
Imran Paracha Actor n/a 1 1000003
Michael Winterbottom Director n/a 2 2000001
Andrew Eaton Producer n/a 3 3000001
Anita Overland Producer n/a 3 3000002
Chris Auty Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
David Thompson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Behrooz Hashemian Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Fiona Neilson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Tony Grisoni Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Marcel Zyskind Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Christelis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dario Marianelli Music n/a 120781 8000001
Wendy Brazington Casting n/a 179 10000001
Stuart Wilson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Jamal and Enayat are cousins. Jamal, the younger of the two, is an orphan; he lives in a refugee camp and spends his days working at a brickworks. Enayat sells electrical goods at his father's market stall. Enayat's family is sending him to England to have a shot at a better quality of life. Thanks to his powers of persuasion and his knowledge of English, Jamal is allowed to accompany his cousin on his journey to Great Britain. After an initial attempt fails, they eventually manage to cross the border from Pakistan into Iran, hidden on buses and lorries. From Teheran they travel through Kurd country on foot and over the mountains into Turkey. Theirs is an old smugglers' route--once part of the "Silk Road," it is now used to smuggle car parts, oil, opium and tobacco to the West. The two cousins arrive in Istanbul, where a whole new world opens up before them.