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L'ennemi intime (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 2 October 2009 (USA)
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A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.


Patrick Rotman (screenplay), Florent-Emilio Siri (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Magimel ... Lieutenant Terrien
Albert Dupontel ... Sergent Dougnac
Aurélien Recoing ... Commandant Vesoul
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Capitaine Berthaut
Eric Savin ... Le sergent tortionnaire
Mohamed Fellag ... Idir Danoun (as Fellag)
Lounès Tazairt Lounès Tazairt ... Saïd
Abdelhafid Metalsi Abdelhafid Metalsi ... Rachid
Vincent Rottiers ... Lefranc
Lounès Machene Lounès Machene ... Amar
Adrien Saint-Joré Adrien Saint-Joré ... Lacroix
Guillaume Gouix ... Delmas
Ange Ruzé Ange Ruzé ... Théron
Salem Aït-Ali-Belkacem Salem Aït-Ali-Belkacem ... Ouramdam
Antoine Laurent Antoine Laurent ... Maheu


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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The film was spawned by actor Benoît Magimel's desire to do the a film based on the war in Algeria, which he talked about with documentary filmmaker Patrick Rotman as they were having lunch together. Coincidentally, Rotman was working on a documentary on the subject, L'ennemi intime (2002), and talked to his friend Florent-Emilio Siri about adapting it as a work of fiction. See more »


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 »


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


Come prima
Written by Jacques Larue, Mario Panzeri, Sandro Taccani, Vincenzo di Paola
Performed by Dalida
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Just as Vietnam war movies
13 April 2008 | by arsenickSee all my reviews

"Intimate Enemies" could have been strong, provocative, with deep characters. One thing about the main character - a young french volunteer being chief of a platoon near forbidden areas- is that we never know the reasons why he volunteered in a war he dislikes. He is neither a professional soldier -like many who fought in Indochina and volunteered again in Algeria- nor a young called-up for duty. The character of the sergeant who tries to be human in an horrible world is deeper, but is not the main character and the movie is focused on the young one. However, the movie is not very original, but efficient, remembering clichés that are not false, and refreshing memories. I am also glad that French people begin to shoot standard movies about this war, not wonders but common films. It tries to make this subject more popular. The movie called "Mon colonel" was far better and deeper, but may be this one is more a blockbuster type: action, firing - love is missing- and moralizing movie.

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France | Morocco


French | Arabic | Kabyle

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Feind in den eigenen Reihen - Intimate Enemies See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlas Mountains, Morocco See more »


Box Office


EUR9,780,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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