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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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€20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

La mère: [to Abdelkader Souni in prison] Abdelkader... by looking after yourself, you are looking after me.
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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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6.5? Really?
27 July 2012 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

First of all this is my first review! So why did i choose this movie? Because in my opinion this movie is really underrated and has a low score which is a shame! The other reviewers say that this is a sequel to "Days of Glory" , i have not seen "Days of Glory" but "Hors-la-loi" is a great piece of cinema. Many people such as myself rely on IMDb score and user reviews prior to seeing a movie , and many may be putt off by a score of 6.5 , but believe me and give this one a chance. It's a gritty and noir movie which tells its story without holding back anything! The acting is very good the directing likewise and the cinematography is great. Overall it has some flaws but there are no perfect movies. So if you like movies in general and don't care about the little things than WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!


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