Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Outside the Law is a Algérien film of genre Drama directed by Rachid Bouchareb released in USA on 3 november 2010 with Jamel Debbouze

Outside the Law (2010)

Outside the Law
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 3 november 2010
Length 2h20
Directed by
OriginAlgerie
Genres Drama,    War,    Action,    Historical
Rating65% 3.2988153.2988153.2988153.2988153.298815

Outside the Law (French: Hors-la-loi, Arabic: خارجون عن القانون‎) is a 2010 drama film directed by Rachid Bouchareb, starring Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem and Sami Bouajila. The story takes place between 1945 and 1962, and focuses on the lives of three Algerian brothers in France, set against the backdrop of the Algerian independence movement and the Algerian War. It is a stand-alone follow-up to Bouchareb's 2006 film Days of Glory, which was set during World War II. Outside the Law was a French majority production with co-producers in Algeria, Tunisia and Belgium.

An historically unorthodox portrayal of the 1945 Sétif massacre sparked a political controversy in France. Reviews of the film compared it to Westerns and gangster films, and critics observed how the independence activists were likened to the French Resistance during World War II. Outside the Law represented Algeria at the 83rd Academy Awards, where it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.



^ Lemercier, Fabien (2009-07-23). "Bouchareb launches into Outside the Law". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2010-04-29.

Synopsis

À l'issue de la Seconde Guerre mondiale sur le front de l'Ouest, les manifestations pour l'indépendance de l'Algérie deviennent de plus en plus fréquentes en Algérie jusqu'aux massacres de Sétif, Guelma et Kherrata, dans le Constantinois, à partir du 8 mai 1945. Les scènes finales évoquent le massacre du 17 octobre 1961 à Paris.

Actors

Trailer of Outside the Law

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Outside the Law

There are 194 films with the same actors, 11 films with the same director, 70847 with the same cinematographic genres (including 281 with exactly the same 4 genres than Outside the Law), 9373 films with the same themes (including 11 films with the same 7 themes than Outside the Law), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Outside the Law, you will probably like those similar films :
Days of Glory, 2h8
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin Algerie
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, La colonisation française, La provence, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Bernard Blancan, Mathieu Simonet
Rating69% 3.4960253.4960253.4960253.4960253.496025
The film begins in North Africa where large numbers of indigènes (French Algerian Tirailleurs as well as Tunisian or Moroccan Goumiers) have been recruited into the French First Army of the Free French Forces, that has been formed to liberate France of the Nazi occupation in World War II.
Just Like a Woman, 1h45
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Tim Guinee, Bahar Soomekh, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa
Rating55% 2.7517052.7517052.7517052.7517052.751705
The film depicts a few days in the lives of two women, Marilyn (Sienna Miller) and Mona (Golshifteh Farahani) who, on the outside, could not be more different. Marilyn is an American-born menial secretary at a small business. Mona is an Egyptian immigrant who manages the convenience store next door with her mother-in-law (Chafia Boudraa) and her husband, Mourad (Roschdy Zem). During brief encounters, the women find solace in each other from the stress of their daily lives. Marilyn's husband, Harvey (Jesse Bob Harper), is unemployed. Feeling jealous and emasculated, he criticizes her taking part in a belly-dancing class (believing that she is too old) and uses her money to spend his nights drinking at bars. Meanwhile, Mona endures the constant plague of verbal abuse from her mother-in-law who blames her for not conceiving a child. Though in love with his wife, Mourad refuses to stand up to his mother, a disappointment that leaves Mona feeling depressed and alone in their marriage.
London River, 1h28
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Films about terrorism
Actors Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyate, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Francis Magee, Philip Quast
Rating68% 3.4469853.4469853.4469853.4469853.446985
In July 2005, British Protestant war widow Elisabeth Sommers (Blethyn), who is a Guernsey farmer, and Francophone African Muslim Ousmane (Kouyaté) are strangers who meet in London. She is searching for her daughter, and him for his son, following the London bombings. Neither is close to their missing child. They fear that the daughter and son were killed in the bombings. They discover that they were a couple who lived together in a flat in London who planned to travel to France, but were killed by Hasib Hussain when the bus they were travelling on exploded in Tavistock Square.
Little Senegal, 1h38
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Sotigui Kouyate, Roschdy Zem
Rating68% 3.433473.433473.433473.433473.43347
Alloune, un vieux guide du musée africain « La Maison des Esclaves » à Gorée, au Sénégal, part aux États-Unis pour retrouver les descendants de ses ancêtres qui y ont été déportés comme esclaves. Il se retrouve dans le quartier de Harlem où vit la communauté africaine, Little Senegal.
Lost Command, 2h9
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, La colonisation française, Films about terrorism, Algerian War films, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan, Claudia Cardinale, Maurice Ronet
Rating62% 3.148193.148193.148193.148193.14819
In the final moments of the 1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu, a weakened French garrison anticipates a last assault by communist Viet Minh troops.
Monsieur N., 2h
Directed by Antoine de Caunes
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein, Roschdy Zem, Bruno Putzulu
Rating65% 3.2930853.2930853.2930853.2930853.293085
Après la défaite de Waterloo, les Anglais exilent Napoléon Bonaparte à Sainte-Hélène, île minuscule perdue au milieu de l'Océan Atlantique. C'est ainsi que l’Empereur déchu, qui a eu l'Europe à ses pieds, se retrouve étouffé dans un lieu au climat hostile, où il devra rester jusqu'à sa mort. C’est là qu’il dicte ses mémoires et se construit son mythe.
A Captain's Honor, 1h57
Directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, La colonisation française, Films about terrorism, Algerian War films, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Nicole Garcia, Jacques Perrin, Georges Wilson, Charles Denner, Claude Jade, Georges Marchal
Rating71% 3.5666253.5666253.5666253.5666253.566625
A courtroom-drama about a dead Captain whose memory is publicly accused by a historian on TV, twenty years after his death. The story follows his widow's struggle to prove that he was not a murderer and did not practise torture while he was leading a ground unit during the Algerian war.
Intimate Enemies, 1h51
Directed by Florent-Emilio Siri
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, La colonisation française, Films about terrorism, Algerian War films, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Benoît Magimel, Albert Dupontel, Aurélien Recoing, Mohamed Fellag, Marc Barbé, Abdelhafid Metalsi
Rating68% 3.442513.442513.442513.442513.44251
The film is set in 1959 during the Algerian War. Lieutenant Terrien (Benoît Magimel), an inexperienced and naïve junior French Army officer, has volunteered for active service, rather than a safe staff post in Algiers. He is posted to Kabylie, a remote and mountainous region of Algeria, as a replacement for Lieutenant Constantin (Hicham Hlimi) who was killed during a ‘friendly fire’ incident commanding a counter-insurgency ambush operation – i.e. he was accidentally killed by his own side during a confused fire-fight. The war in Algeria is much more complicated than Lieutenant Terrien anticipated as he takes over command of his new platoon at the outpost "Mazel". Within hours of taking over his new command Terrien is ordered to lead a ‘locate and destroy’ mission into the zone interdite (the 'Forbidden Zone') to find a World War II French Army veteran named Slimane, now a local commander of Algerian rebels trying to win the independence of their homeland. Slimane is never seen in person during the film.
The Little Soldier, 1h24
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, La colonisation française, Films about terrorism, Algerian War films, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Michel Subor, Anna Karina, Henri-Jacques Huet, Jean-Luc Godard, László Szabó, Georges de Beauregard
Rating70% 3.547923.547923.547923.547923.54792
During the Algerian War, Bruno Forestier lives in Geneva to escape the enlistment in France. Working for French intelligence, he is ordered to kill Palivoda, who is pro-FLN (National Liberation Front of Algeria), to prove he is not a double agent. Refusal and hesitation keep him from carrying out the assassination.