Loin des hommes / Far from Men (France, 2014)

When March 21, 2017, 8:00 AM
Where Robinson Hall, Room 103, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Website http://filmfest.uncc.edu
Speaker(s)
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Visitor parking is available for a fee (See information and maps here). Use East Deck 1 for Robinson Hall.

Algeria, 1954. The War of Independence is rumbling into being. In a remote one-room schoolhouse in the Atlas Mountains, Daru (Viggo Mortensen), the son of Spanish settlers, teaches Algerian children French. One day, local French police officers appear with Mohamed (Reda Kateb), an Algerian accused of murder, and charge Daru with escorting Mohamed to trial in the closest city while they continue to fight the growing insurrection.

David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men starts off as an archetypal Western—two men thrown against each other as they traverse a barren landscape. But when Daru and Mohamed find themselves stuck between French troops and the rebel army, it turns into a gripping meditation on the fate of individuals tossed to and fro by sociopolitical forces beyond their control.

In French with subtitles.

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