Outside the Law ( Hors-la-loi ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 12166

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 9

Theatrical Release Date: 11/30/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/02/2011

Language: French

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Actors: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa, Bernard Blancan, Assaad Bouab

Plot: A family torn apart by WWII find themselves in very different situations when they all happen to meet up in the French capital and are drawn into the struggle to liberate Algeria from French rule following the war. -- Chris Kavan

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/11/2012

Outside the Law represented Algeria at the 83rd Academy Awards, where the picture was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. A story of 3 brothers namely the enterprising Saïd (Jamel Debbouze), ex military Messaoud (Roschdy Zem) and the idealistic Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila). Saïd dreams of having a prized fighter in a championship fight while Abdelkader and Messaoud to fight for Algerian independence movement. Their lives become intertwined and changed since they last met. It's storytelling was detailed coupled with spectacular performances. Score was riveting, costumes well picked and action sequences stylish. Screenplay was impressive with lines like: "Courage, pray to God." "Be a man." from their mother and "Everything I've done, I've done for him." from Messaoud. Likable …

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