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Outside the Law

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Original title
Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law)
Running time
138 min.
Algeria Algeria
Rachid Bouchareb
Armand Amar
Christophe Beaucarne
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Co-production Algeria-France-Belgium; Tessalit Productions / Novak Production / Studio Canal / France 2 Cinema
Drama | 1950s. 1960s. Colonialism. Terrorism. Family Relationships. Boxing. Crime. Historical. Sequel
Synopsis / Plot
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.
2010: Academy Awards: Nomination To Best Foreign Language Film
2010: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2010: Satellite Awards: Nominate for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
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