A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lieutenant Terrien
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Sergent Dougnac
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Commandant Vesoul
Marc Barbé ...
Capitaine Berthaut
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Le sergent tortionnaire
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Idir Danoun (as Fellag)
Lounès Tazairt ...
Saïd
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Rachid
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Lefranc
Lounès Machene ...
Amar
Adrien Saint-Joré ...
Lacroix
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Delmas
Ange Ruzé ...
Théron
Salem Aït-Ali-Belkacem ...
Ouramdam
Antoine Laurent ...
Maheu
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A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

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The wounds of war never heal. [Scandinavian DVD.]

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Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Feind in den eigenen Reihen - Intimate Enemies  »

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€9,780,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Green-lighting the film took so long that Florent-Emilio Siri had the time to direct Hostage (2005) before he could work on it. See more »

Goofs

When the platoon is ambushed, the radio operator reports that they are being fired upon by MG-42s, which are captured German machine guns from the Second World War. These machine guns have a high rate of fire and produce a different sound than that edited into the film. See more »

Connections

Version of L'ennemi intime (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Le cha cha cha du loup
Written by Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Goraguer
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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The french Platoon
3 October 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I have just seen L'ennemi intime, a film about a young lieutenant during the Algeria war in 1959. A few films have already been shot about that war (L'honneur d'un capitaine, La bataille d'Alger, etc.) but this one is the best. At least it will change the way films are made on this matter. The actors are good, the images beautiful, the action very well done. And the film show the atrocities from both side (and that's quite rare actually, usually in France you have the "bad French" against the "nice fellous"). This film has the quality of Platoon or Apocalypse now. I only give 8/10 because of the end, not perfect. But it's a must seen film.


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