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Year: 2010
USA: Cohen Media Group
UK: Optimum Releasing / ICO
Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa, Bernard Blancan, Sabrina Seyvecou, Thibault de Montalembert, Samir Guesmi, Jean-Pierre Lorit
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Countries: France / Algeria / Belgium
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 138 mins
USA Rated: Unrated
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate bloody violence
USA Release Date: 3 November 2010
UK Release Date: 6 May 2011


Following the loss of their family home in Algeria, three brothers and their mother relocate to different parts of the world. Saïd (Jamel Debbouze) moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle; Messaoud (Roschdy Zem) joins the French army fighting in Indochina; and Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila) becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France.

Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won.

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