Eden is West

110 minutes 2009 6.8

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.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Eden à l'Ouest
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama
Actors: Riccardo Scamarcio, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Léa Wiazemsky, Tess Spentzos
Director: Costa Gavras
Producer: Costa Gavras
Script: Costa Gavras
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Language: French