Brenda Blethyn (London River) - Interview

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Cities push strangers together, at times tragically, as in the London bombings of July 7, 2005. As hundreds went missing in the confusion of the aftermath, family and friends posted flyers all over the city with pictures of the loved ones they sought.

Mrs. Sommers (Brenda Blethyn) is a farming woman with a simple rural routine. When her regular calls to her city-dwelling daughter go unanswered, she crosses the English Channel into the throng of north London. At first, news of the terror attacks are mere background noise to her, but as she continues to search fruitlessly for her daughter, and the unfamiliarity of her daughter's predominately Muslim neighborhood begins to unsettle her, fear sets in.

At the same time, Ousmane has travelled from rural France to London to search for his son, also missing since the attacks. An African farm worker, he is equally lost in the city. Ousmane and Elisabeth meet by chance, but it soon dawns on them that his son and her daughter were roommates, and maybe more.


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