A scared young French 'flic', his violently racist colleagues, a polite Algerian schoolboy, a scrupulous police sergeant, a tenacious journalist, hot-blooded merciless FLN-militants (FLN = ... See full summary »
A scared young French 'flic', his violently racist colleagues, a polite Algerian schoolboy, a scrupulous police sergeant, a tenacious journalist, hot-blooded merciless FLN-militants (FLN = the National Liberation Front of Algeria), a naive school teacher, a nasty chief of police and a ruthless police prefect are all featuring in a possible string of events leading up to an actual piece of French-Algerian history: the bloody confrontation between a peaceful, 20,000 strong FLN-demonstration and a bloodthirsty police mob in the streets of Paris, on the night of October 17, 1961. Written by
Swie Tio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A documentary film about the oppression of the Algerians living in France in the early 60's
In the aftermath of the colonial empire of France there were severe riots between the Algerians (living in France) who wanted to be independent and the French government. This documentary gives a shocking view of the more or less open racial behaviour of the French police of those days and the cover-up that the French authorities made.
I think it's very good that modern day filmmakers chose these these subjects because the effects of the colonial history of Europe still influences todays news. Such films give us insight in our history. I hope they will help us to understand why things are the way they are.
It's not a nice film, but it really grips me.
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