Outside the Law

Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Starring Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze
Theatrical Release Date November 03, 2010
Run Time 138 min

From writer/director Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory and Dust of Life) comes the Academy Award® nominated thriller Outside the Law, the story of three brothers who fight for Algeria’s independence from France after World War II.\r\n\r\nAfter losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement; Saïd moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won.

Sweeping and powerful.
Stephen Holden
The New York Times
A potent piece of entertainment.
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Superb… part political thriller, part historic polemic, and part gangster movie.
Joseph Smigelski
The Huffington Post
A suspenseful and lavish epic.
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
A monumental film.
Jeffery Lyons
Name Role
Roschdy Zem Cast Member
Sami Bouajila Cast Member
Jamel Debbouze Cast Member
Rachid Bouchareb Director
Original Language French
Subtitles English
Run time 138 min
Year Completed 2010