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79 Ratings



Belgium, France, 2010


Tania and her 14-year-old son Ivan have been illegal Russian immigrants in Belgium for eight years now. Constantly on her guard, Tania fears police identity checks. One day she is arrested, and mother and son are separated.

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Illegal Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2010 | Winner: SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight)

2010 | Directors' Fortnight

César Awards

2011 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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