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Far from Men (2014)

Loin des hommes (original title)
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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

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Djemel Barek ...
Slimane
Vincent Martin ...
Balducci
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Lieutenant Le Tallec
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ...
Francis
Hatim Sadiki ...
Abdelkader
Yann Goven ...
René
Antoine Régent ...
Claude
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La prostituée
Antoine Laurent ...
Le soldat français
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Señorita Martínez
Yassir Jahraf ...
Yassin
Salma Aït Idder ...
Salma
Abdellah Echabbi ...
Rebelle groupe Abdelkader
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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

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The director approached Mortensen with his script because in his mind he was the ideal actor for the role.Mortensen gave his affirmative answer 10 days after reading it and in the process participated in the production as well.Similarly,Nick Cave agreed to compose the music for the film,after the director presented him with his idea. See more »

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El Día Que Me Quieras
Music by Carlos Gardel (uncredited) and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera (uncredited)
Performed by Carlos Gardel
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Splendid and essential !
24 January 2015 | by (Marseille, France) – See all my reviews

This is a story about a fraternity that goes beyond cleavages and prejudices. A quiet and brave rebellion against nonsense of violence. Charlie, Niger... That's so cruelly acute to current events. No doubt this story, that takes place in Algeria in 1954, could have been transposed in 2015 or later.

The film is beautiful, it takes its time without being never boring. Action and contemplation are wonderfully balanced.

The relationship between two men, both excluded from their communities, "étrangers" (foreigners) in more than a way, is moving. Each of us is an Arab or a paria for someone else.

Reda Kateb, Viggo Mortensen and the Atlas are glowing, simply fascinating.


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