This Oscar-nominated drama tells the story of a family fighting for Algeria's independence from France after World War II. After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement; Said 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. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. "Think 'The Godfather II' as told through France vs. Algeria tensions, and you have the essence of Rachid Bouchareb's vivid combo crime saga, action movie and historical drama." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Outside The Law.
Cohen Film Collection, 2010.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila
Originally produced by Cohen Film Collection in 2010.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bouchareb, Rachid, film director.; Debbouze, Jamel, actor.; Zem, Roschdy, actor.; Bouajila, Sami, actor.
Cohen Film Collection (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst