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Loin des hommes (2014)

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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director:

David Oelhoffen

Writers:

David Oelhoffen, Albert Camus (short story: L'Hôte) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viggo Mortensen ... Daru
Reda Kateb ... Mohamed
Djemel Barek Djemel Barek ... Slimane
Vincent Martin Vincent Martin ... Balducci
Nicolas Giraud ... Lieutenant Le Tallec
Jean-Jérôme Esposito Jean-Jérôme Esposito ... Francis
Hatim Sadiki Hatim Sadiki ... Abdelkader
Yann Goven Yann Goven ... René
Antoine Régent Antoine Régent ... Claude
Sonia Amori Sonia Amori ... La prostituée
Antoine Laurent Antoine Laurent ... Le soldat français
Ángela Molina ... Señorita Martínez
Yassir Jahraf Yassir Jahraf ... Yassin
Salma Aït Idder Salma Aït Idder ... Salma
Abdellah Echabbi Abdellah Echabbi ... Rebelle groupe Abdelkader
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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War | Western

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

12 March 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Far from Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,700,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Oelhoffen had to extend the original short story by Albert Camus and adapt it. He used a lot Camus' texts as a journalist, as well as another text called 'Algerian Chronicles', which Camus wrote in the '30s when he traveled to Kabylia. See more »

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El Día Que Me Quieras
Music by Carlos Gardel (uncredited) and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera (uncredited)
Performed by Carlos Gardel
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excellent drama
18 February 2015 | by bert-huys-242-355755See all my reviews

The movie is timeless, with a great story, breathtaking landscapes and Viggo Mortensen - as always - excellent, and he speaks at least three foreign languages in this French movie. A must seen movie and the best one I have seen all this year 2015.

You have in this feature the sad and beautiful story of a short and poignant friendship during war in Algeria. Two very different men who will have to fit together, against all odds. I think Viggo Mortensen does well to play in 'little movies',his acting is getting better and better as he is getting older.

I saw the movie with only 15 people in a little cinema. What a shame that big cinema buildings don't show this one. But I don't mind, then all the people are at least interested! Everybody should go to the cinema to see this excellent drama!!!


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