Welcome (2010)

Welcome
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Audrey Dana Actor Marion 1 1000001
Firat Ayverdi Actor Bilal 1 1000002
Vincent Lindon Actor Simon 1 1000003
Derya Ayverdi Actor Mina 1 1000004
Thierry Godard Actor Bruno 1 1000005
Olivier Rabourdin Actor Lieutenant Caratini 1 1000006
Yannick Renier Actor Alain 1 1000007
Selim Akgül Actor Zoran 1 1000008
Karzan Sherabayani Actor Azad 1 1000009
Philippe Lioret Director n/a 2 2000001
Christophe Rossignon Producer n/a 3 3000001
Olivier Adam Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Emmanuel Courcol Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Philippe Lioret Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Laurent Dailland Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Andrea Sedlácková Editor n/a 172 7000001
Yves Brover Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tatiana Vialle Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Laurent Quaglio Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000001
Martial Vallanchon Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Bilal comes from Iraq. He left his homeland shortly after his girlfriend emigrated to England and is now in the midst of a journey across Europe in order to see her again. However, his journey has now come to an abrupt end on the northern coast of France. Between Bilal and his girlfriend Mina lies the wintry English Channel. He is stranded in Calais due to the weather--a stretch of water measuring 32 kilometres separates him from the nearest English town. His only option to cross the Channel during this season is to swim. In a flash, the boy heads for the local swimming pool to begin training. It is there that he meets lifeguard Simon who teaches Bilal how to crawl.