19th New York African Film Festival

Outside the Law


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Outside the Law
Hors la loi | Rachid Bouchareb, 2010
Algeria/France | Format: 35mm | 138 minutes

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From acclaimed writer-director Rachid Bouchareb (Indigenes) comes this epic story--a 2011 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film--of three brothers who fight for Algeria’s independence from France following World War II. 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. Co-presented by 3rd I New York.

Series: 19th New York African Film Festival

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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