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Loin des hommes (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, War, Western | 14 April 2015 (USA)
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Loin des hommes is a movie starring Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, and Djemel Barek. 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daru
... Mohamed
Djemel Barek ... Slimane
Vincent Martin ... Balducci
... Lieutenant Le Tallec
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ... Francis
Hatim Sadiki ... Abdelkader
Yann Goven ... René
Antoine Régent ... Claude
Sonia Amori ... La prostituée
Antoine Laurent ... Le soldat français
... Señorita Martínez
Yassir Jahraf ... Yassin
Salma Aït Idder ... Salma
Abdellah Echabbi ... Rebelle groupe Abdelkader


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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Drama | War | Western


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Release Date:

14 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Far from Men  »

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Box Office


$7,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to director David Oelhoffen, Catherine Camus, the daughter of Albert Camus (the author of 'The guest', the short story adapted in 'Far from men'), saw the film and said she liked it very much. See more »


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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A touching homage to humanity
12 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

A quiet and touching study in love, respect, and morality beautifully acted by Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb. As the world swirls around each of them, each facing violence and death in their own universe, fate brings them together and each is saved by the other. A wonderful meditation on setting aside hatred and violence to reach the inner core that each of us carries within.

Do not let the pace frustrate you; parts move as snails, which is what Viggo's parents were called by the French. Set in and amongst the bloody Algiers civil war of the 1950's, one comes to appreciate the need to reach out, not only to those with whom we interact, but to teach the children the universal humanity of us all.

This movie, like the great Japanese movie Departures (2008), asks us to put aside the petty hatred, twisted customs, and violence of much of what we call life, and appreciate the beauty and love we can share with our fellow humans.

An absolutely lovely film.

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