In This World


1h 28m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Jamal and Enayat are cousins. Jamal, the younger of the two, is an orphan; he lives in a refugee camp and spends his days working at a brickworks. Enayat sells electrical goods at his father's market stall. Enayat's family is sending him to England to have a shot at a better quality of life. Thanks

Film Details

Also Known As
In Our World, M11578112, Silk Road, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Bbc Films; Bbc Films; Revolution Films; The Works; The Works; The Works
Distribution Company
SUNDANCETV; Arsenal Filmverleih; CinTart; Dendy Films; Haut Et Court; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Lnk; Mikado Film; Rosebud Sa Motion Picture Enterprises; Ster-Kinekor; SundanceTV; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Turkey; Italy; Pakistan; Afghanistan; England, United Kingdom; Iran; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Jamal and Enayat are cousins. Jamal, the younger of the two, is an orphan; he lives in a refugee camp and spends his days working at a brickworks. Enayat sells electrical goods at his father's market stall. Enayat's family is sending him to England to have a shot at a better quality of life. Thanks to his powers of persuasion and his knowledge of English, Jamal is allowed to accompany his cousin on his journey to Great Britain. After an initial attempt fails, they eventually manage to cross the border from Pakistan into Iran, hidden on buses and lorries. From Teheran they travel through Kurd country on foot and over the mountains into Turkey. Theirs is an old smugglers' route--once part of the "Silk Road," it is now used to smuggle car parts, oil, opium and tobacco to the West. The two cousins arrive in Istanbul, where a whole new world opens up before them.

Film Details

Also Known As
In Our World, M11578112, Silk Road, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Bbc Films; Bbc Films; Revolution Films; The Works; The Works; The Works
Distribution Company
SUNDANCETV; Arsenal Filmverleih; CinTart; Dendy Films; Haut Et Court; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Lnk; Mikado Film; Rosebud Sa Motion Picture Enterprises; Ster-Kinekor; SundanceTV; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Turkey; Italy; Pakistan; Afghanistan; England, United Kingdom; Iran; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States September 19, 2003

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2004

Released in United States November 2002

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States February 2003

Shown at London Film Festival (World Premiere) November 6-21, 2002.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 22-June 15, 2003.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 6-16, 2003.

Sundance Channel reportedly paid $200,000 for all U.S. distribution rights.

Limited Release in United States September 19, 2003

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2004

Released in United States November 2002 (Shown at London Film Festival (World Premiere) November 6-21, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 22-June 15, 2003.)

Released in United States February 2003 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 6-16, 2003.)

Winner of the Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.