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.
Three brothers. One destiny. Freedom at all costs.
22 September 2010 (France)
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Outside the Law
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Algeria's official submission to the 2011's Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. See more
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Take the money and buy some clothes.
[referring to Said Souni's ill-gotten money
Even if I have to stay naked all my life or go barefoot, I won't take your money! God is my witness!
References The Godfather