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In This World 15 rating

Michael Winterbottom's Berlin Golden Bear-winning docudrama follows the arduous journey made by two young men from their refugee camp in Pakistan to a better life in the UK,

Drama 2003 90 mins

Director: Michael Winterbottom



Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom’s compelling and prescient In This World follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, north-west Pakistan. Entering Turkey on foot through a snowy, Kurdish-controlled pass, the pair again take their lives into their hands and face suffocation when they are locked in a freight container on a ship bound for Italy. From there they plan to travel on to Paris, the Sangatte refuge centre and ultimately asylum in London.

Bringing us face to face with the shocking hardships and tragedies endured by asylum seekers, this is an essential work in the fimography of Winterbottom (Wonderland, The Trip), one of Britain's most distincctive contemporary filmmakers .