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Outside the Law (2010)

Hors la loi (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, War | 22 September 2010 (France)
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A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director:

Rachid Bouchareb

Writers:

Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay), Olivier Lorelle
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamel Debbouze ... Saïd
Roschdy Zem ... Messaoud
Sami Bouajila ... Abdelkader
Chafia Boudraa Chafia Boudraa ... La mère
Bernard Blancan ... Colonel Faivre
Sabrina Seyvecou ... Hélène
Assaad Bouab ... Ali
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Morvan
Samir Guesmi ... Otmani
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Picot
Ahmed Benaissa Ahmed Benaissa ... Le père
Larbi Zekkal Larbi Zekkal ... Le caïd
Louisa Nehar Louisa Nehar ... Zohra
Mourad Khen Mourad Khen ... Sanjak
Mohamed Djouhari Mohamed Djouhari ... L'entraîneur (as Mohamed Djouhri)
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Storyline

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 Silenzio

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Taglines:

Three brothers. One destiny. Freedom at all costs.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Algeria | Belgium | Tunisia | Italy

Language:

French | Arabic | English

Release Date:

22 September 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Outside the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

€20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Algeria's official submission to the 2011's Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Goofs

''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 »

Quotes

Saïd: We're going to France.
La mère: I don't want to go.
Saïd: There's a war here, they'll kill us.
La mère: My son, you think I'm alive, but you're wrong. I died long ago. Let them kill us.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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A really good historical gangster movie.
14 October 2011 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

I have to admit before seeing this movie i knew nothing about the Algerian struggle for independence from France. It's a subject that is quite topical considering the troubles we have seen in North Africa in recent times.

This film plays out like a historical gangster movie and considering it's length i really enjoyed it. There is loads of action and it is beautifully shot. There is some fantastic acting and really enjoy watching Jamel Debbouze who was great in Days of Glory.

It's not a surprise that i really likes this as I'm a big fan of foreign cinema and combined with a historical theme , i was always going to like it.


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