Director(s): Rachid Bouchareb
Berlin International Film Festival 2009 - Competition
LONDON RIVER is about love, hope, vulnerability, and above all: humanity.
London 2005. It’s the story of Ousmane and Mrs Sommers, both humble people living ordinary lives, he in France, she in the Channel Islands. He has a son - she has a daughter - , they both are students in London.
On July 7th, 2005, without any news of their dear children, they decide to start a journey together in search of the two teenagers. And although they come from different religious backgrounds, -Ousmane is Muslim and Mrs Sommers’ Christian-, they will share the same hope in finding their children alive. Putting aside their cultural differences, they will give each other the strength to continue the search and maintain the faith.