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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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Follows Days of Glory (2006) See more »

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A really good historical gangster movie.
14 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit before seeing this movie i knew nothing about the Algerian struggle for independence from France. It's a subject that is quite topical considering the troubles we have seen in North Africa in recent times.

This film plays out like a historical gangster movie and considering it's length i really enjoyed it. There is loads of action and it is beautifully shot. There is some fantastic acting and really enjoy watching Jamel Debbouze who was great in Days of Glory.

It's not a surprise that i really likes this as I'm a big fan of foreign cinema and combined with a historical theme , i was always going to like it.


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