Outside the Law details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Sabrina Seyvecou, Assaad Bouab, Régis Romele|
|Directors:||Rachid Bouchareb, Rachid Bouchareb|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
Outside the Law
|Rental release:||29 Aug 2011|
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Brutal and grippingBy Dungbeetle (503 reviews) from London , 28 Oct 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]Algerian film with subtitles. A well paced portrayal of events in the 1945 to 1955 period when Algeria strived to gain independence from France. It centres on two brothers who set up a gang of freedom fighters in Paris with a third brother pursuing his dream of managing the first Algerian Boxing Champion. The film jumps unevenly through the years without proper explanation but the strong direction and excellent performances from all three lead actors and their arch rival the National Security chief keep you gripped. It does not refrain from the brutality of the French towards the Algerians in their efforts to control insurrection.
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Fantastic Film.By Dumas (5 reviews) , 07 Dec 2013A really amazing and brilliant film superb acting locations and sets absolutely riveting and compulsive viewing on this particular subject and time in history.
enjoyable story! worth watching..By Mona- (1 review) , 03 Jul 2013three brothers bounded in paris in a shameful period of french history. I love the scene revealing the contrasts of the three brothers's personality. enjoyable film!
Stunning all roundBy a customer , 11 Apr 2013French/Algerian film that follows the fortunes of three brothers caught up in the Algerian war of independence on the French mainland. If you love good acting - watch this. If you enjoy an epic plot - watch this, If you enjoy gangster films - watch this. The story takes you from Algeria in 1945 through a turbulent period in French history. whether or not it's accurate isn't relevant as this film is simply superb. Roschdy Zem's performance is the pivotal one in this film and is worth watching for him alone. A fine follow up from Rachid Bouchareb to Days of Glory
Outside the lawBy MelissaMarabamma (249 reviews) from South Coast UK , 04 Feb 2013My husband and I thought this was an extremely absorbing and well-designed film. It deserves an Oscar as do the lead actors. A very credible and well-paced film. Hats off all round.
Long Film but worth a watchBy Minny (573 reviews) from London , 29 Jan 2013This is well acted and has a good story. The characters are all likeable and it is a sombre but enjoyable film.