Eden Is West

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 110 min
Eden Is West (French: Eden à l'ouest) is a 2009 film by Greek-French director Costa-Gavras about an illegal immigrant called Elias who tries to get to Paris. The original title in Greek is “Paradissos sti Dysi” (“Paradise in West”) and since it is a... read more
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Eden Is West (French: Eden à l'ouest) is a 2009 film by Greek-French director Costa-Gavras about an illegal immigrant called Elias who tries to get to Paris. The original title in Greek is “Paradissos sti Dysi” (“Paradise in West”) and since it is a Greek-French production, the also original French title is “Eden à l'ouest'. The nationality of the central hero is not disclosed because Gavras wants to make a point about the odysseys of the illegal immigrants of any nationality, since he himself was an immigrant 50 years ago in France, before he became a well known director. His hero seems to tolerate the sea, the cold of snowy mountains and the hunger, the rapists and robbers he meets, the cops that are after him all the time, the racists who push him aside, the fellow immigrants who steal his clothes and in the best case the women who see him as a lover they could also take advantage of. His only comfort is his dream of Paris and, in the complexity of human condition, the good within the evil and vice versa.

Original Release

02/11/2009

Cast

Anny Duperey La dame qui offre une veste à Elias / Dame à la veste
Juliane Kohler Christina Lisner / Christina
Ulrich Tukur Nick Nickleby / Nick Nickelby
Riccardo Scamarcio Elias
Eric Caravaca Jack, le directeur de l'Eden Club / Jack
Aymen Saidi Le petit basané qui donne un coup de boule
Bruno Lochet Yann, un SDF
David Kruger Le premier rabatteur de l'usine
Frederic Chau L'Asiatique
Gil Alma Bob
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Costa-Gavras

Writers

Jean-Claude Grumberg, Costa-Gavras

Cast

Anny Duperey La dame qui offre une veste à Elias / Dame à la veste
Juliane Kohler Christina Lisner / Christina
Ulrich Tukur Nick Nickleby / Nick Nickelby
Riccardo Scamarcio Elias
Eric Caravaca Jack, le directeur de l'Eden Club / Jack
Aymen Saidi Le petit basané qui donne un coup de boule
Bruno Lochet Yann, un SDF
David Kruger Le premier rabatteur de l'usine
Frederic Chau L'Asiatique
Gil Alma Bob
Michel Robin Le portier du Lido
Mona Achache Marie-Lou
Xavier Maly Un policier chez les SDF
Ieroklis Michaelidis L'homme du couple dans la Mercedes
Jean-Christophe Folly musicien / Le chanteur
Bonnafet Tarbouriech Le serveur de la brasserie
Jean-Pierre Gos Franz
Alban Casterman Serveur Terrasse
David Lowe Fred
Jean-Claude Grumberg L'homme à la sortie du métro

Producers

Editors

Yannick Kergoat

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