Far From Men
CAST: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek DIRECTOR: David Oelhoffen TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together they fight to gain their freedom.
Far From Men crafts a haunting atmosphere of alienation for its story of outcasts forging an unlikely bond.Nick Schager, Village Voice
Writer-director David Oelhoffen's idea of approaching this potent two-hander as an Algeria-set horse opera proves as inspired as it is unexpected.Peter Debruge, Variety