Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers - a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the `family` moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his `wife` and his `daughter`, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior`s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.
1hr 55mins long