• Publication date: May 24, 2014

London River

A riveting drama follows two strangers, looking for their respective kids, following the 7th of July 2005 London bombings.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2009

MBC Max:

July 13, 2014 22:00 (KSA) ~ July 13, 2014 21:00 (CLT)

A riveting subtle drama, which will leave you shaken, yet with a bittersweet after taste, in your throat…the story, revolves around two strangers, a mother, Elisabeth Sommers (Brenda Blethyn), and a Francophone African Muslim father, Ousmane (Sotiqui Kouyaté), both in London looking for their respective kids, following the infamous, 7th of July 2005 London bombings. Both parents were distant with their kids, and did not have a close relation. After some digging, it is revealed to them that their kids, a boy and a girl, used to be dating and shared the same apt. However, most evidences points that they both were killed in the attack. Two broken parents, Linked by an unspeakable tragedy.

A film, that will leave shattered, at the plight of these two parents, who might be now battling not only sadness, but some guilt, maybe. Would their chance meeting, help? Will two broken souls, make one?



  • Brenda Blethyn as Elisabeth Sommers
  • Sotigui Kouyaté as Ousmane
  • Roschdy Zem as Landlord
  • Francis Magee as Inspecteur anglais
  • Sami Bouajila as Imam
  • Roschdy Zem as Le Boucher
  • Marc Baylis as Edward
  • Bernard Blancan as Ouvrier forestier
  • Diveen Henry as Female inspector


Directed by: Rachid Bouchareb

Rating: NR