Free Men 2012

Free Men

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An Algerian emigrant in Paris during World War II is inspired to join the French Resistance when he becomes friends with a Jewish man.

Cast & Crew

Michaël Lonsdale
Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit
Mahmud Shalaby
Salim Halali
Farid Larbi
Ali
Francois Delaive
Le chef de la Gestapo
Jean-Pierre Becker
Le policier moustachu
Marie Berto
Maryvonne
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Director
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Screenwriter
Armand Amar
Original Music
Jérôme Alméras
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Brigitte Moidon
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Catherine Jarrier-Prieur
Set Decoration
Virginie Montel
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Critic Reviews for Free Men

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Audience Reviews for Free Men

  • Apr 20, 2014
    In occupied France, Younes(Tahar Rahim) works in the black market. During an immigration dragnet, he is arrested while his cousin Ali(Farid Larbi) escapes. Younes is given a choice, either cooperate with the authorities and spy for them or be deported. He chooses to stay and is assigned to infiltrate the mosque presided by Ben Ghabrit(Michael Lonsdale). It is there that Younes encounters Salim(Mahmoud Shalaby), a young singer, using a dabrouka as a calling card. "Free Men" has a few things going for it, like its unique angle on occupied France, just as nationalism for North Africa was starting to kick into gear with immigrants being pulled in two separate directions at once. But even with a milieu as neat as this one, you need a decent story which is missing here. Plus, the lead character is more than a little lacking.(Whether this is because Younes is only a composite character and Salim and Ben Ghabrit were real people is up for debate.) But then somebody should have told Michael Lonsdale, possibly miscast as he is, that this wasn't his movie, as he steals it simply through the careful application of quiet dignity.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2014
    Really well done, and an interesting look at Paris under the Nazi heel, especially as the terror strikes Parisian Jews. I found the Islamic music trying, others may not, but the film is a low-key A list French production. Great actors. Great retelling of history.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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