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Loin des hommes (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, War, Western | 14 April 2015 (USA)
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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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... 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
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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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Drama | War | Western

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Far from Men  »

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When Mortenesen had his first meeting with Oelhoffen, he brought him two biographies of Albert Camus and the movie script with notes everywhere. The meeting lasted six or seven hours and it was all day speaking about the script. 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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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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