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Outside the Law (2010)
"Hors la loi" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, War  |  22 September 2010 (France)
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A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

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Saïd
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Messaoud
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Abdelkader
Chafia Boudraa ...
La mère
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Faivre
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Hélène
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Ali
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Morvan
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Otmani
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Picot
Ahmed Benaissa ...
Le père
Larbi Zekkal ...
Le caïd
Louisa Nehar ...
Zohra
Mourad Khen ...
Sanjak
Mohamed Djouhari ...
L'entraîneur (as Mohamed Djouhri)
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After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France and Saïd moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won. Written by Silenzio

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Three brothers. One destiny. Freedom at all costs.

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Crime | Drama | War

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Algeria's official submission to the 2011's Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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The French air force plane in 1953 in Indochina seems to be a today's Hercule C130, instead of a Noratlas that was used then. See more »

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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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I learnt a lot
3 April 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Well I neither have the expert historical perspective or the expertise on films of other reviewers, but I'm just an ordinary person who went to see this movie.

I loved it because it really shows how people can get sucked into resistance, even if they're very ordinary and not particularly brave, because the other option of not doing anything is so awful. I thought the acting was very convincing and I learnt a lot about that time in Algeria. I spend a lot of time in the south of France so I think this helped me to understand the history of some of the people I know.

Goodness me this site wants me to write 10 lines. No wonder everyone else's reviews are so long. I watched it a long time ago when it first came out and so I don't have a clear memory of details, just the overall impression, and I wanted to share that.


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