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The Ten Commandments, 3h42
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Action, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, La précarité, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, L'émigration
Actors Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget

Pharaoh Rameses I of Egypt has ordered the death of all firstborn Hebrew males after hearing the prophecy of the Deliverer, but a Hebrew woman named Yoshebel saves her infant son by setting him adrift in a basket on the Nile. Bithiah, the Pharaoh's daughter, who had recently lost her husband and the hope of ever having children of her own, finds the basket and decides to adopt the boy even though her servant, Memnet, recognizes the child is Hebrew and protests.
The Godfather Part II, 3h22
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Gangster films, L'émigration
Actors Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King

In 1901, Corleone, Sicily, nine-year-old Vito Andolini’s family is killed after his father insults local Mafia chieftain Don Ciccio. He escapes to New York and is registered as "Vito Corleone" on Ellis Island.
Welcome (2009)

Directed by Philippe Lioret
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Sports films, Transport films, La précarité, Trucker films, L'émigration
Actors Vincent Lindon, Olivier Rabourdin, Audrey Dana, Yannick Renier, Thierry Godard, Behi Djanati Ataï

The film tells the story of Simon Calmat (Vincent Lindon), a French swimming coach who is divorcing his wife Marion (Audrey Dana). Simon tries to help a young Iraqi-Kurd immigrant, Bilal Kayani (Firat Ayverdi), whose dream is to cross the English Channel from Calais in France to the United Kingdom by any means possible to be reunited with his girlfriend Mina (Derya Ayverdi). Meanwhile, Mina's father strongly opposes Bilal's plans as he wants to marry his daughter to her cousin who owns a restaurant. After being caught with other immigrants and returned to France, Simon gives him temporary refuge at his home after the young Bilal, nicknamed "Bazda" (runner, for his athletic abilities and love of football and Manchester United in particular) registers for swimming lessons, intending to train to be able to swim across the Channel. After police search Simon's apartment, Bilal goes on a final attempt and drowns 800 meters from the English coast while hiding from the coastguard. Simon then travels to inform Mina.
Maria Full of Grace, 1h42
Directed by Joshua Marston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about immigration, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, La précarité, L'émigration
Actors Catalina Sandino Moreno, Patricia Rae, Selenis Leyva, Monique Curnen

Seventeen-year-old Colombian girl María Álvarez works in sweat shop-like conditions at a flower plantation. Her income helps support her family, including an unemployed sister who is a single mother, but after unjust treatment from her boss, she quits her job de-thorning roses despite her family's vehement disapproval. Shortly thereafter, María discovers she is pregnant by her boyfriend, and he suggests marriage, but she declines because she does not feel she loves him, or that he loves her. On her way to Bogotá to find a new job, she is offered a position as a drug mule. Desperate, she accepts the risky offer, and swallows 62 wrapped pellets of drugs and flies to New York City with her friend Blanca, who has also been recruited as a drug mule.
Turning Tide, 1h33
Directed by Christophe Offenstein
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, L'émigration
Actors François Cluzet, Guillaume Canet, Karine Vanasse, Arly Jover, Virginie Efira, José Coronado

Yann Kermadec have short notice to replace the main browser DCNS in the Vendée Globe. After a few days of racing, Yann is first but he have to make a forced stop to repair his damaged rudder. His world tour is going to be bowled ...
Blood of My Blood, 1h50
Origin Argentine
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, La précarité, Road movies, L'émigration
Actors Jesús Ochoa, Eugenio Derbez

Padre Nuestro tells the story of Diego, a young Mexican boy who smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father, but whose identity is stolen by an impostor.
Aliyah (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Elie Wajeman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about religion, La précarité, Films about Jews and Judaism, L'émigration
Actors Adèle Haenel, Cédric Kahn, Pio Marmaï, Guillaume Gouix, Jean-Marie Winling, Sarah Le Picard

Alex, a 27-year-old Jewish drug dealer who lives in Paris, plans to do his Aliyah and move to Israel for the chance of a better life. His brother, Isaac, keeps pestering him for money. During the course of a Shabbat dinner at their aunt's house, we learn they lack parental support. Alex's desire to move to Israel is not so much grown out of Zionism, but because nothing holds him back in France, in spite of his recent encounter with a gentile girl, Jeanne. The final scene highlights Israel's multicultural culture.
The Dune
The Dune (2014)

Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, Films about sexuality, La précarité, LGBT-related films, L'émigration, LGBT-related film
Actors Niels Arestrup, Lior Ashkenazi, Guy Marchand, Emma de Caunes, Jean-Quentin Châtelain, Mathieu Amalric

Un homme sans papiers d'identité et ne prononçant pas le moindre mot est trouvé sur une plage des Landes. Un inspecteur spécialisé dans la recherche des disparus tente de percer le mystère.
Cayuco (2007)
, 55minutes
Origin Espagne
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité, L'émigration

Cayuco documents the hardships that Sub-Saharan Africans have to go through when they embark on the trip through the desert and over the ocean in search of a better life. It's an intimate portrait of the harsh reality of illegal immigrants when they try to reach Europe via the Canary Islands.
Rêve piégé, 1h16
Origin Senegal
Themes La précarité, L'émigration

Chike, jeune Nigérian, quitte son pays pour atteindre l’Europe en passant par le Sénégal. À Dakar, il rencontre Bola, un compatriote qui promet de l’aider à traverser. Le rêve vire au cauchemar quand Chike est dépouillé par son nouvel ami, le forçant à emprunter le chemin qu’il voulait à tout prix éviter, celui qui colle à la peau de tant de Nigérians en exil : il entre dans un gang et devient dealer. Son histoire d’amour naissante avec Amy, une belle Sénégalaise, va le forcer à faire des choix.
The Pirogue, 1h27
Directed by Moussa Touré
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes La précarité, L'émigration

Des hommes et une femme quittent le Sénégal à bord d’une grande pirogue, en compagnie d'autres émigrants guinéens, pour rejoindre l’« eldorado » espagnol et européen via les îles Canaries. Ils doivent affronter la solitude de la mer, une violente tempête et une panne de moteur qui les laisse perdus au milieu de l'immensité liquide. Ils doivent jeter des victimes à la mer et subir de longs jours d'attente sans boire ni manger jusqu'à leur sauvetage par la marine espagnole. Recueillis aux Canaries par la Croix-Rouge espagnole, les rescapés sont expulsés en avion vers leur pays d'origine au bout de quelques jours.
Little Lion, 1h42
Directed by Samuel Collardey
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about immigration, Sports films, Films about the labor movement, La précarité, Association football films, L'émigration
Actors Marc Barbé, Anne Coesens, Marc Berman, Jean-François Stévenin, Tatiana Rojo

Dans un village du Sénégal, le jeune Mitri, élevé par sa grand-mère, rêve de devenir une vedette du football. Repéré par un détecteur de talents, il peut embarquer pour la France, grâce à l'argent du verger familial et de l'association au sein de laquelle les femmes du village collectent leurs économies. Le contrat qu'il doit signer en France doit permettre à sa grand-mère de rembourser l'argent emprunté.
One Night
One Night (2014)
, 1h30
Directed by Lucy Mulloy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, La précarité, LGBT-related films, L'émigration, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Naomi Battrick

Trapped in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He begs his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach the forbidden land 90 miles across the ocean. Elio’s commitment is tested when he is torn between helping Raul escape and protecting his twin sister, Lila. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana’s restless youth in the crumbling sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tension, that burns to a shocking climax.
Cookie (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Léa Fazer
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité, L'émigration
Actors Alice Taglioni, Virginie Efira, Mehdi Nebbou, Philippe Lefebvre, Léa Fazer, Léo Legrand

Deux sœurs, Adeline et Delphine, voient leur vie bouleversée quand leur femme de ménage chinoise disparaît, en leur confiant son fils, surnommé « Cookie ». La présence de l'enfant force les deux femmes à repenser leur mode de vie.
Paris or Perish, 1h35
Directed by Reem Kherici
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes La précarité, L'émigration
Actors Reem Kherici, Cécile Cassel, Stéphane Rousseau, Tarek Boudali, Philippe Lacheau, Salim Kechiouche

Originaire du Maroc, Maya, une jeune styliste de la maison de haute couture Ritz, vit à Paris depuis vingt ans avec des titres de séjour et s'est parfaitement intégrée à la vie française. À l'approche d'un défilé de mode, l'exigeant et impitoyable patron de la maison de couture met en concurrence Maya et sa collègue Emma : la meilleure des deux stylistes emportera un contrat de travail à durée indéterminée.