Eden l'Ouest (Eden Is West) (2009)

Eden  l'Ouest (Eden Is West)


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One man's dogged search for freedom and a better life leads him on a picaresque journey in this comedy-drama from celebrated filmmaker Costa-Gavras. Elias (Ricardo Scamarcio) is a young man from a nameless country in the Mediterranean who has tossed away his passport and paid a smuggler a handsome fee to be hidden inside a ship making its way to Europe. When immigration authorities stage a surprise inspection, Elias jumps ship along with a number of other unauthorized passengers, and hours later … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Costa-Gavras, Jean Claude-Grumberg
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as Christina

as Nina's Friend

as Nina's Friend

as Bob

as Director of Club

as Mari Lou

as Singer/Musician

as Leonid's Wife

as Leonid's son

as Fred, the American
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Critic Reviews for Eden l'Ouest (Eden Is West)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

A mediocre film.

Full Review… | March 8, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The tone of the film, despite some pretty hard living, remains warm with flashes of magic realism. This works against our expectations for this kind of road movie, and may seem too saccharine for some. I enjoyed the journey.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Costa-Gavras scores a few telling points -- about the callous crassness of privileged tourists, for example -- but whatever his intentions, the end product is essentially a rattling good yarn.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
FILMINK (Australia)

The tension is always between Costa-Gavras's dark view of human nature and his main character's hopes for the future. It's an uneven battle, although the film has enough strong and thoughtful moments to make you wish it was better.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald

The brightest, most-entertaining film of [Costas-Gavras'] illustrious career.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
The Age (Australia)

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