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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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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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14 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Far from Men  »

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$7,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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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Breaking the Cycle of Revenge
5 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

There are those who fight and even kill for something as little as wounded pride. As ridiculous as this may seem, there are many situations and places where revenge the only option. Revenge is not just expected, it is demanded or even mandated. It takes an extremely strong and courageous person to break the cycle of violence.

"Far From Men" takes viewers into the misty Atlas Mountains of Algeria in 1954 and the lives of two men who are trying to break the revenge cycle. It is the beginning of an uprising against the French. Daru, a local school teacher as well as a World War II veteran, is tasked with transporting a prisoner, Mohamed, to a nearby town for trial. Daru chides Mohamed for weakness and cowardice in not attempting to escape or doing much to resist those who hound him. "React!" screams Daru, "aren't you a man?!" Yet things are not so simple. As the two men travel in the moonlight, rainfall and cold of the night, Daru gradually understands the difficult and challenging choices that Mohamed faces. Daru may be able to help Mohamed, yet at what price?

Viggo Mortensen plays Daru and represents him extremely well. I really enjoy the roles that Viggo plays. Usually, as here, Viggo's characters struggle for justice, truth and dignity against formidable odds. All the actors do a fine job in this film. The film images, organization, dialogue, depth, directing, themes and storyline, are also very well done. Really the only things lacking are a fabulous soundtrack, a certain amount of depth to each nuance of the film and, perhaps, a love interest. Far From Men became available on Netflix this week.

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