Speaking of drawing on sympathy for illegal aliens (see my review of Welcome here), who can wish for a political refugee, who only wants a safe place to raise her teenage son, to be deported? In Illegal, Tania, a Russian, lives in Belgium with her son. Randomly stopped on the street without proper ID, she winds up in a detention center, stuck in the bureaucracy and frustration of separation from her son and appealing to be granted asylum.
Illegal is well-made, emotionally stirring, but wholly inadequate for a debate on immigration.
Bottom line, 2 stars.