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.
Three brothers. One destiny. Freedom at all costs.
22 September 2010 (France)
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Also Known As:
Outside the Law
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Gross USA: $96,933
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,395,713
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Algeria's official submission to the 2011's Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. See more
''During the montage of the FLN bombings the film is running backwards. The smoke is moving towards the flames instead of up and away from it. See more
[to Abdelkader Souni in prison
Listen to me carefully. You're neither a thief, nor a murderer. You're not a criminal. You're in prison for your ideas.