Screen/Society--2011 French Film Series--"Outside the Law"/ "Hors-la-loi"
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)
(Rachid Bouchareb, 2010, 138 min, France/ Algeria/ Belgium/ Tunisia/ Italy, in French and Arabic with English subtitles, Color, 35mm)
-- Q&A to follow with Achille Mbembe, Visiting Professor of Romance Studies!
After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement; 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.
-- Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
-- Cannes Film Festival nominee for the Palme d'Or
Part of the 2011 French Film Series: "Global France."
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Center for French and Francophone Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), the Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS), and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image