Illegal (Belgium) : A Film by Olivier Masset-Depasse


IllegalIllegal is a Belgian drama film directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Film Movement describes the film as the story of Tania a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her son , Ivan. One day she is stopped for a routine check by the police and is arrested. Separated from Ivan, who manages to escape she is placed in an immigration detention centre for women and children.Threatened with imminent deportation and fearful for Ivans fate, Tania embarks on a harrowing journey, determine to preserve her dignity and find her son. (95 minutes)