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by Olivier Masset-Depasse


The story of 39-year-old Russian-born Tania, and her fight to avoid deportation from Belgium, where she has lived for many years and is an integrated member of society. During a police check, she is arrested and locked up in a detention centre, while her son manages to escape. Tania thus begins a fight to preserve her dignity, identity and humanity, as well as find her son.

international title: Illegal
original title: Illégal
country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Masset-Depasse
release date: BE 06/10/2010, FR 13/10/2010, IT 19/11/2010, NL 31/03/2011
screenplay: Olivier Masset-Depasse
cast: Anne Coesens, Olivier Schneider, Esse Lawson
film editing: Damien Keyeux
production: Versus Production, Dharamsala, Iris Productions
backing: Communauté Française de Belgique, Wallimage, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, RTBF, Tax Shelter, MEDIA programme, Ciné Cinéma
distributor: Haut et Court, O'Brother Distribution, Archibald Entreprise Film SRL, Amstelfilm
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