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
Three brothers. One destiny. Freedom at all costs.
22 September 2010 (France)
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Outside the Law
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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This film was criticized heavily by some French conservatives saying that it is historically wrong and shows a deviated picture of France. Also at it's premier in Cannes film festival 2010 people were protesting in front of the theater saying that it is insulting France and also in many news papers it was criticized heavily. But the producers defend it saying that director Buchareb met many Algerian families and investigated thoroughly to write the script. 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
First our revolution, then you can do your boxing.
I'm fighting for the revolution my own way. If he wins, Algeria wins too. Imagine it: an Algerian champion of France! It'll be a great day.
No, that will be when an Algerian is the champion of Algeria!
Your boxer isn't French. He must fight for Algeria.
Leave sport out of it. You know nothing!
No, there's no room for personal passions! We must devote ourselves to the party. We serve a cause higher than any one of us! Understand?