Tania and her 13-year-old son Ivan, two illegal Russian aliens are living in Belgium. After being denied Belgian permanent residence, Tania deliberately burns her fingers to remove her fingerprints and avoid identification. Tania advises her Belarusian friend Zina to apply for political asylum, since Belarus is considered a dictatorship by Belgians, but Zina seems to dismiss Tania's advice.
Tania and Ivan are separted from each other. Ivan comes to live with Zina.
Tania and Ivan want to be reunited with each other, with the dangers that Tania could be deported.
42ème Quinzaine des réalisateurs (Festival de Cannes 2010)
Valois D’or Grand Prix Angouleme (2010)
Belgische inzending voor de Buitenlandse Oscar (2010)
Scenario: Olivier Masset-Depasse
D.O.P.: Tommaso Fiorilli
Cast: Anne Coessens, Esse Lawson, Gabriela Perez, Christelle Cornil
Versus Production (BE)
Jacques-Henri et Olivier BRONCKART
PRIME TIME (BE)
IRIS PRODUCTIONS (LUX)
Running time: 90'