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Free Men (Les hommes libres)

Free Men (Les hommes libres)
  • 2011
  • France
  • 99 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ismaël Ferroukhi
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby

Younes (Rahim) is a young Algerian working in WW II Paris when the Germans enter; the authorities give him the choice between prison, or spying on a mosque suspected of smuggling out Jews disguised as Muslims. Ferroukhi's film is worthy, but lacks dramatic tension and a properly fleshed-out protagonist.

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Free Men

11 May 20123 stars

A Prophet's Tahar Rahim stars in worthy but flawed WWII espionage drama

Loosely based on real events, this espionage drama set during World War II focuses on the largely overlooked cooperation between Arabic immigrants and the French Resistance. Tahar Rahim (who shot to fame in A Prophet) plays a North African worker named…

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