Roads finds parallels between the 18-year-old Gyllen’s (Whitehead) rebellion and the plight of 17-year-old Congolese refugee William (Bak) urgently trying to find his missing elder brother. Holidaying with his mother, stepfather and sister, Gyllen steals the family campervan but doesn’t really know how to drive it. Watch online the British boy’s misfortunes from afar while trying to evade the authorities, William (Bak) offers assistance.
With the aim of finding Gyllen’s father (Ben Chaplin) in France, the new friends team up with an unscrupulous German (Moritz Bleibtreu) to cross the Morocco-Spain border, get bogged by the sea, indulge in illicit substances and lend other refugees a hand. The usual cliché applies — it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters — but Roads’ characters are so convincing that the film never feels quite as formulaic as it sounds. Remember you can free download the full movie in HD in filmxy.
As the self-dubbed “team crazy, risky, stupid” go through their predictable ups and downs, Roads makes some astute observations about race, class and the space (or lack thereof) that society affords various groups caught on the margins. The defiant Gyllen can cause scenes, pick fights and suggest risky ploys, but these are all actions that are grounded in his inner turmoil. As an undocumented immigrant sneaking across several countries, however, the pensive William can’t even allow himself to become angry when the pair are scammed or treated poorly.