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 torture prisoners or allies to become enemies. --© Outsider

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

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

    Oct 2, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • With its sententious air of historical reckoning, Enemies is an impressive monument, but not a moving one.

    Sep 29, 2009 | Full Review…
  • It's all rather conventional, drawing on the blockbuster big bangs and special effects he must have picked up in Hollywood making the Bruce Willis thriller Hostage.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Top Critic
  • Terrien's journey is more conventional, but still powerful and well acted.

    Jan 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Bastian
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jan 24, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Wally Hammond

    Time Out
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