London River

Synopsis: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 terror attack on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks.
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Rachid Bouchareb
Production: Cinema Libre
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
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84 min

The wounded that were taken to

hospitals are listed here.

Go to each hospital and check

the list of the wounded.

Pass that away.

Can l talk to you?


l'd like to know about my son..,

Ali Ousmane,,. Do you know him?

Ali Ousmane?

There are many Ali here.

l'm looking for my son.

l come from France.

- Have a seat.

- Thank you.

l'm looking for my son.

Do you know where he lives?

No. l've worked in France

for a long time,

l did not know my son was here.

His mother is worried.

She lives in Africa.

She has not heard from him

since the attacks.

She keeps on crying.

l promised l'd find him...

.., and bring him back.

-Do you have a picture of him?

No. He was 6 when l left.

l have not seen him since.

l don't know his face anymore.

He is a man now.

This is a big city.

There are million of people,

Your son is probably safe and sound.

Don't wory,

l'll talk to our community,

We'll find him insha' Allah.

We're here to help,

You can also look around the hospitals.

They have a list of the wounded.

Here's a list of the hospitals.

Thank you.


How are you?

l heard something about your son.

He lives nearby.

- Good.

- l can come with you.


Come, it's over there,

This is Ali,

- Is Ali here?

- No, l'm the new tenant.

- He left recently.

- Do you know where he is now?

- No idea.

- Listen, l'm atthe mosque

- If you hear about Ali, tell me.

- Okay,

Thank you, goodbye,

He left 2 weeks ago.

Was his visa in order when he came here?

l don't know,

Don't worry,

We'll keep on looking for him.

l'm worried about my son.

l don't know what

he came looking for.,,

... here, in England.

Who were his friends?

Was he angry?

Full of hate?

Was he doing politics?

We don't do politics,

We pray God.

Come to the mosque on Friday,

you'll see.

You are right.

Thanks for everything,

lt's okay, you can speak French.

Where is the Shelton Hotel?

l'm coming.

Mrs, Sommers?

l am Ousmane.


Have a seat.

ls this your daughter?

Yes, it's her.

Where did you get this picture?

Your daughter is taking arabic classes,

along with my son.

This is Ali,

- l'm looking tor him too.

- Arabic?

- Why would she learn arabic?

- Our children may know each other.

- Where was this picture taken?

- At the mosque.

- Can l see it again?

- Of course.

l only wanted to help.

Getin, Mr. Ousmane.

Have a seat.

What is your son doing in London?

l don't know,

Where does he live?

l don't know,

l'm looking for him,

Did he travel to other countries before?

l don't know,

Then, what do you know?

Tell me what you know.

He lives with his mother in Africa.

l have lived in France for 15 years,

l know nothing.

He was 6 when l left,

Are you a muslim?

Yes, we are muslims.

So am l.

You can speak French.

- Is this the man who contacted you?

- Yes, it's him.

He is the father of the boy with

your daughter on this picture.

Does your daughter live alone?

Yes, she does, Why?

-What are they doing?

-Taking DNA samples.

This was mine.

l gave it to my son,

Let us know when you leave

Great Britain.

l'd like you to leave too.


Excuse me.

Do you know him?

Yes, he lives here with the girl.

- It's my son Ali,

- He buys meat from my shop.

l'm worried, l'm looking for him.

- Do you know who are his friends?

- Listen, l mind my own business,

l don't know about the rest.

This is not my son.

My leg hurt,

- let's have a seat.

- Sure.

Here's a bench.

l want to apologize.

l thought your son manipulated

my daughter.

l thought so too.

l was expecting the worst.

l thought my son was involved

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Rachid Bouchareb

Rachid Bouchareb (born September 1, 1953) is an Algerian film director. From 1977 to 1983, he worked as an assistant director for France’s state television production company, Société française de production (S. F. P). Subsequently, he worked for broadcasters TF1 and Antenne 2. He formed a production company called 3B with his associate Jean Bréhat in 1988. Bouchareb began making short films in the 1980s. His featured film debut came in 1985 with Bâton Rouge. Since then his acclaimed films have included Poussières de vie (Dust of Life) (which received an Academy Award nomination in 1995 for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995); Little Senegal in 2001, as well as Two Men in Town in 2014 were both shown in the competition at the Berlin Film Festival; and Days of Glory, which received the Best Foreign Language Film nomination in 2006 and also won prizes at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Bouchareb's films have a following amongst international cineastes. His film, Hors-la-loi, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May. It was the Algerian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards and was one of the five final nominees. more…

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