Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter in Sri Lanka, a “Tiger”.
As the Civil War is ending and defeat is near he flees to Europe, taking a woman and a little girl with him to make it easier to claim asylum. In Paris the ‘family’ moves constantly until Dheepan finds work. He is determined to build a new life for his ‘wife’ and ‘daughter’, but daily events force him in other, unwanted directions.
Won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015.