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Rachid Bouchareb’s quiet drama dissects Islamophobia across the pond

Reviewed by Omid Arabian
Not a whole lot happens in London River, which sets it apart from Rachid Bouchareb’s other recent films — sweeping epics like Days of Glory and Outside the Law. Here, the Franco-Algerian director has elected to work on the other end of the scale, and the result is a small, subtle piece that nevertheless packs a hefty emotional punch.

Sotigui Kouyate, Brenda Blethyn
In the wake of the London bombings of 7/7/2005 Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn), …