L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) (2008)

L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion)

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A man struggles to defuse an explosive situation with tragic results in this drama based on actual events. In 1988, France was wracked with political division as Francois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac were campaigning for the presidency, with the incumbent Mitterand representing the political left and Chirac speaking for the right. After a band of Kanak separatists under the leadership of Alphonse Dianou (Iabe Lapacas) seize a police station on Ouvea Island, part of the French colony of New … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
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Written By: Benoît Jaubert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Pierre Geller
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Lionsgate

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1)

It's superbly structured and consistently suspenseful, offering keen insight into a conflict most of us won't even be aware of. Welcome back, Mathieu.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Sporadically exciting French action drama about a 1988 hostage crisis drags more often than it should.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013
Flick Filosopher

An intelligent political drama, part thriller, part war movie, and informed by something of the anger against established authority that fuelled La Haine.

Full Review… | April 21, 2013
Observer [UK]

French actor-filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz (Gothika) takes on a major event in his nation's colonial history with this true action-adventure set on the lush South Pacific island of New Caledonia.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Contactmusic.com

It is clearly well-researched but not made with La Haine's flair.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
This is London

The movie doesn't delve too deeply into the mentality of Legorjus or indeed anyone else, but it's a tense, involving tale of France's forgotten imperial trauma.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Guardian

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