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AFPCANNESThe debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero.“Dheepan”, a French movie about a Sri Lankan former soldier’s struggles in a ...

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