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Outside the Law (Hors la loi)

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Rachid Bouchareb / Feature Narrative / France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Belgium / 2010 / 138 min / Color / 35 mm
In French, Arabic / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, History, Politics, War
Middle East Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Screenings

  • Tue, Oct 26, 08:00 PM, (Katara Open Air Theatre) Free screening
    • Q&A: Filmmaker, Producer & Cast in attendance
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  • Tue, Oct 26, 08:00 PM, (Katara Opera House) Invite Only
    • Q&A: Filmmaker, Producer & Cast in attendance
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  • Tue, Oct 26, 08:00 PM, (Katara Cinema) Invite Only
    • Q&A: Filmmaker, Producer & Cast in attendance
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  • Wed, Oct 27, 10:00 PM, (Villaggio 1) Regular screening
    • Q&A: Filmmaker, Producer & Cast in attendance
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Synopsis

Set between 1945 and 1962, "Outside the Law" traces the lives of three brothers whose family has survived the Sétif massacre, and driven off its land in Algeria. Abdelkader (Bouajila), becomes the leader of the Paris branch of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN), Messaoub (Zem) comes back from fighting for the French army in Indochina and joins his brother in the resistance movement. The less political Saïd (Debbouze) turns to pimping and running cabarets, while training a fighter he hopes to be the first Algerian boxing champion of France. When the French security services form "The Red Hand," a secret squad that is above the law when it comes to Algerians, the violence escalates. The battle for life and freedom interconnects the destinies of the three brothers, presenting each with difficult personal choices and sacrifices.
"Outside the Law" is a tense and energetic historical drama, masterfully orchestrated by visionary director Rachid Bouchareb, aided by incredible performances from his star trio.

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About the Directors

Since his first film in 1985, “Baton Rouge,” Bouchareb has been questioning immigration, rootlessness and mixed cultures. Born in Paris to an immigrated Algerian family, in 1987 along with friend Jean Bréhat he founded production firm 3B. Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar with “Poussières de vie” in 1995, his most important success so far has been the French hit “Indigènes,” which as nominated for a Golden Palm and won the Best Actor and Francois Chalais Awards at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. His new film, “Hors la loi” was presented in Cannes this year in the official competition.

Credits

Director
Rachid Bouchareb
Producer
Jean Bréhat
Editor
Yannick Kergoat
Director of Photography
Christophe Beaucarne
Music
Armand Amar
Cast
Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Chaffia Boudra, Bernard Blancan, Sabrina Seyvecou

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