Free Men Poster

Release Date: March 16th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
An Algerian emigrant in Paris during World War II is inspired to join the French Resistance when he becomes friends with a Jewish man.

Cast: Tahar Rahim, Michaël Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal, Farid Larbi, Stéphane Rideau, Francois Delaive, Jean-Pierre Becker

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi

Genres: Drama, War

Ratings & Reviews

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  • As a French Resistance thriller, Free Men is so-so, but it is driven by a mischievously interesting idea: that Muslims and Jews have more in common than they normally allow. show more

  • Nobility with little pacing, imagination, or energy tends not to work too well on the screen. Rahim has the eyes of the young Mandy Patinkin. If only he had some of the wildness. show more

  • Worth a look, though it's unfortunately a far too academic affair that never surges with the suspense of many a WWII drama. show more

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