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Film: Free Men

Directed by Ismael Ferroukhi, on general release

Issue No. 2305

Lubna Azabal in Free Men

Lubna Azabal in Free Men


This French film is set in 1942 in Nazi-occupied Paris. It follows the fortunes of Younes (Tahar Rahim), a young Algerian man who finds himself drawn into the French Resistance.

The film looks at how Algerians fought against the Nazis while also opposing the French colonisation of Algeria. Based on true events, it examines the friendship between Younes and his friend Salim—and the efforts by Algerians to shelter Jews from the Nazis.


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Tue 29 May 2012, 18:45 BST
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