Free Men (2012)

Free Men
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 39mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign, Period
Keywords human rights, immigration, spy, transformation, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Annette Dutertre Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jerome Almeras Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Armand Amar Music n/a 120781 8000001
Luca Servino Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Virginie Montel Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Ismael Ferroukhi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000999
Fabienne Vonier Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mahmoud Shalaby Actor Salim Hilali 1 1000003
Michael Lonsdale Actor Si Kaddour Benghabrit 1 1000002
Lubna Azabal Actor Leila 1 1000004
Christopher Buchholz Actor Major Von Ratibor 1 1000005
Ismael Ferroukhi Director n/a 2 2000999
Tahar Rahim Actor Younes 1 1000001
Synopsis
The young Algerian immigrant Younes tries to make a dime peddling black market goods during the Nazi occupation. When he is arrested and threatened with torture or worse, Younes accepts to spy on the elite community hidden with the pristine walls of the Mosque of Paris, whose rector is suspected of providing Jews with false identification papers. Yet once Younes is exposed to the calm, ritualistic world of the Mosque - which stands as a sort of oasis amid the murderous Vichy regime - he begins to have a change of heart. His burgeoning friendship with a cabaret singer eventually pushes Younes to join the fight against the Germans, instigating his personal evolution from illiterate factory worker to full-fledged freedom fighter.