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    Free Men

    Les Hommes Libres

    Directed by

    France

    2011

    110 min

    • French

    Historical

    Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema

    In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

    Awards

    • Best Director from the Arab World, Narrative Competition, Abu Dhabi FF

    Credits

    Cast
    Tahar Rahim
    Mahmoud Shalaby
    Michael Lonsdale
    Lubna Azabal
    Screenplay
    Ismaël Ferroukhi
    Alain-Michel Blanc
    Cinematography
    Jérôme Alméras
    Editing
    Anette Dutertre
    Music
    Armand Amar
    Sales
    PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS

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    Ismaël Ferroukhi

    Ismaël Ferroukhi

    France

    Ismaël Ferroukhi (born 1962) is a French-Moroccan film director. Ferroukhi was born in Kenitra. He gained exposure with his 1992 short film L'EXPOSE, which won the Kodak Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Following, Ferroukhi co-wrote the Cédric Kahn film Trop de Bonheur (1994). His directorial debut LE GRAND VOYAGE, produced by Humbert Balsan and Ognon Pictures, won the Lion of the Future "Luigi De Laurentiis" Award for a First Feature Film at the 61st Venice Film Festival in 2004. His last film FREE MEN (2011) was screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2011. His project MICA was selected for the Venice Gap-financing Market 2019.

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