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Free Men

A Feature film by Ismaël Ferroukhi

Produced by Pyramide Productions

Release in France : 28/09/2011

    Synopsis

    1942, in German-occupied Paris. Younes, a young unemployed Algerian, earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspects the Mosque authorities, among whom Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, its Rector, of helping Resistance fighters and Jews by giving them false certificates. At the Mosque, Younes meets the Algerian singer Salim Halali. Younes is moved by Salim’s beautiful voice and forceful personality and they become friends. Soon after, he discovers that Salim is Jewish. In spite of the risks it entails, Younes stops collaborating with the police. Confronted by the horrors unfolding around him, Younes gradually evolves from being a politically ignorant immigrant worker into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Pyramide Productions

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Solaire Production, Vmp

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Associate producer :

    Backup Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Fabienne Vonier

    Associate Producer :

    Stéphane Parthenay

    Screenwriters :

    Ismaël Ferroukhi, Alain-Michel Blanc

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Paul Mugel, Séverin Favriau, Stéphane Thiébaut

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Production Designer :

    Thierry François

    Casting :

    Brigitte Moidon

    Visual effects :

    Gilles Graziano

    Assistant Director :

    Stéphane Gluck

    Line Producer :

    Stéphane Parthenay

    Director of Photography :

    Jérôme Alméras

    Production Manager :

    Marc Fontanel

    Editor :

    Annette Dutertre

    Music Composer :

    Armand Amar

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

    Location Manager :

    François Pascaud

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2011

    French release :

    28/09/2011

    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    126.007

    Visa issue date :

    16/09/2011

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (2)

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