Eden is West
Oscar-winner Costa-Gavras has created an epic, contemporary story about the journey of an immigrant in search of a better life, full of warmth, humor while full of intricacies.
Through a mixture of comedy and social commentary, this is a story about the handsome and resourceful Elias on his journey to what he considers "Eden", namely Western Europe. After being forced to jump from a ship during a surprising immigration inspection, he manages to land on the south coast of France. Through several incidents and mishaps, the blue-eyed and naive Elias is confronted with the real police raids, poverty and inhospitability of the upper class, on their way to their Eden.