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''Dheepan'' is a 2015 French comedy film directed by Creator/JacquesAudiard, starring Sri Lankan author and actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan.

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''Dheepan'' is a 2015 French comedy film directed by Creator/JacquesAudiard, starring Sri Lankan author and actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan.

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* AnImmigrantsTale: The story of Sri Lankan refugees in France.


* FishOutOfWater: Three Sri Lankans settle in a French ''banlieue'' (low-income housing projects).

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* FishOutOfWater: Three Sri Lankans settle in a French ''banlieue'' (low-income housing projects).project).

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* DefeatAsBackstory: During the Sri Lankan Civil War, all the members of Dheepan's platoon were killed. His wife and children were killed too.
* FailureKnight: Dheepan is determined to protect his fake wife Yalini. His real wife was killed during the Sri Lankan Civil War and he feels guilty about it.


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* ReplacementGoldfish: Dheepan's wife and children were killed during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Progressively, he develops feelings for Yalini, his fake wife, and Illayaal, his fake daughter.


* TheBeard: Dheepan and Yalini pretend to be married to be accepted as a refugees in France.
* BecomingTheMask: Dheepan, Yalini and Illayaal pretend to be a family to be accepted as refugee in France. In the end, they have developped feelings towards each other and they are happy to live together.

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* TheBeard: Dheepan and Yalini pretend to be married to be accepted as a refugees in France.
* BecomingTheMask: Dheepan, Yalini and Illayaal pretend to be a family to be accepted as refugee refugees in France. In the end, they have developped feelings towards each other and they are happy to live together.together like a real family.



* RomanticFakeRealTurn: Dheepan and Yalini pretend to be married to be accepted as a refugees in France, then they fall in love.

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* RomanticFakeRealTurn: Dheepan and Yalini pretend to be married to be accepted as a refugees in France, then they fall in love.

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* MobWar: There are conflicts between groups of GangBangers. First, there is a shooting in the street and Yalini and Illayaal have to take cover. Finally, Brahim and another mobster have an argument. Rival gangbangers soon arrive and shoot Habib and Brahim in their flat.


* GangBangers: The area where Dheepan settles is controlled by gangbangers. A conflict between two gangs brings about the events of the climax.

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* FishOutOfWater: Three Sri Lankans settle in a French ''banlieue'' (low-income housing projects).
* GangBangers: The area where Dheepan settles is controlled by gangbangers. They are mainly Arabs and Blacks, as stereotypical French gangbangers. A conflict between two gangs brings about the events of the climax.

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* ProtagonistTitle: Dheepan is the protagonist.


* AnimalMotifs: There are several shots of an Asian elephant, which symbolize Dheepan's composure and inner strength.

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* AnimalMotifs: There are several shots of an Asian elephant, which symbolize symbolizes Dheepan's composure and inner strength.


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* TheBeard: Dheepan and Yalini pretend to be married to be accepted as a refugees in France.


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* RomanticFakeRealTurn: Dheepan and Yalini pretend to be married to be accepted as a refugees in France, then they fall in love.


* MeaningfulFuneral: The funeral Dheepan attends in the beginning convince him to migrate to the West.

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* MeaningfulFuneral: The funeral that Dheepan attends in the beginning convince convinces him to migrate to the West.


* PlotTriggeringDeath: Dheepan decides to migrate to the West because her family and fellow soldiers were killed. In the opening scene, he attends a funeral.

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Dheepan decides to migrate to the West because her his family and fellow soldiers were killed. In the opening scene, he attends a funeral.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Illayaal is rejected by the other girls at school. They do not accept to play with her.
* AlmightyJanitor: Dheepan works as a building caretaker. It does not stop him from [[spoiler:shooting down a whole gang]].
* AnimalMotifs: There are several shots of an Asian elephant, which symbolize Dheepan's composure and inner strength.


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* GangBangers: The area where Dheepan settles is controlled by gangbangers. A conflict between two gangs brings about the events of the climax.


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* JustGotOutOfJail: Brahim just got out of jail and he resumes his criminal activities just like that.
* MeaningfulFuneral: The funeral Dheepan attends in the beginning convince him to migrate to the West.


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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Dheepan decides to migrate to the West because her family and fellow soldiers were killed. In the opening scene, he attends a funeral.
* RetiredBadass: Dheepan was a soldier during the Sri Lankan Civil War and he had superior combat skills, as judged by the fact that [[spoiler:he can easily shoot down a whole gang]]. Now he works as a building caretaker in France. When an officer asks for his help to keep on the fight, he rejects his proposal and says that war is finished for him.

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* AntiClimax: Brahim takes Yalini hostage. Yalini asks Dheepan to come for help. [[spoiler:Dheepan shoots down a whole gang to enter the building. He is ready to confront Brahim, but Yalini tells him that he has died in the meantime.]]


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* IHaveYourWife: When he is wounded, Brahim takes Dheepan's fake wife Yalini hostage to force him to help.

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