After he had made the war film Indigènes back in 2006, French director Rachid Bouchareb said that he wants to make a film about the Algerian war of independence. Well, we can now see the teaser of this anticipated film in question that will be called Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law).
The story takes place after the Second World War (1939-1945). After this war, there are many demonstrations in Algeria against the French colonial rule. Three Algerian brothers - Saïd (Jamel Debbouze), Messaoud (Roschdy Zem) and Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila) - decide to immigrate in France because of their political activities. Therefore, these brothers will be separated from their mother.
Messaoud joins the French army and is sent in French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) to fight Vietnamese nationalists. In Paris, Abdelkader leads a group in favour of Algeria's independence. As for Saïd, he becomes wealthy in bars with a bad reputation and boxing clubs of Pigalle, a neighbourhood of Paris. Their fate, which lies in their love for their mother, will collide with that of a nation that seeks its independence.
The cast also includes Sabrina Seyvecou, Jean Reynès, Ahmed Benaissa, Bernard Blancan, Assaad Bouab, Chafia Boudraa, Samir Guesmi, Mourad Khen and Corentin Lobet.
Finally, the film will be released in France on September 22, 2010.