Intimate Enemies (2007)

Intimate Enemies



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Young lieutenant Terrien (Benoà (R)t Magimel, Best Actor Cannes 2001 for The Piano Teacher) takes command of an outpost in Algeria, a country fighting for its independence from France. He befriends a local young boy joining his platoon and a disillusioned veteran (Albert Dupontel, Irreversible). War and its atrocities will quickly put his moral values to the test.Based on historical facts, Intimate Enemies presents a very contemporary look at war, exposing the process which can bring soldiers to … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Patrick Rotman, Florent Emilio Siri
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2008


as Lt. Terrien

as Berthaut

as Torturing Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Intimate Enemies

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

A movie you've seen before, when it was set on the Apache reservation or in the Vietnamese jungle.

Full Review… | October 2, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Along the way, Siri exposes French hypocrisy -- showing that the Algerian rebels were only doing what the French Resistance did in battling the Nazis who ruled their country in WorldWar II.

Full Review… | October 2, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

With its sententious air of historical reckoning, Enemies is an impressive monument, but not a moving one.

Full Review… | September 29, 2009
Village Voice
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Director Florent Emilio Siri ('The Nest', 'Hostage') shows ability in action sequences and group dynamics but his film never develops sufficiently to raise it much above the conventional.

Full Review… | January 24, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Visceral and engrossing.

Full Review… | September 12, 2007
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 3, 2007
Time Out
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