Far from men
A film by David Oelhoffen



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.

photos credits

©Michaêl Crotto


Director : David Oelhoffen - Screenplay : David Oelhoffen - Loosely based on "The Guest", a short story by Albert Camus (©Editions Gallimard 1957) - Original music : Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Produced by Marc du Pontavice & Matthew Gledhill - Coproducers : Olivier Charvet, Viggo Mortensen, Florian Genetet-Morel- Associate producer : Romain Legrand - Director of photography : Guillaume Deffontaines - Editor : Juliette Welfing - Set Designer : Stéphane Taillasson - Costume Designer : Khadija Zeggaï - Sound : Martin Boisseau, Thomas Desjonquères, Emmanuel Croset - Production manager : Philippe Hagege


Feature film | 2014 | 100' | DCP
French Theatrical Release : January 14, 2015

Festivals and prizes


A project developed by Kaléo Films, with the support of the Media Program of the European Union, Dévelopimage 2 and Ciclic-Région Centre - Sopadin 's Best Screenwriter Award 2010.


A coproduction between One World Films, Kaléo Films, Pathé production, Perceval Pictures and Jouror Developement


In association with B Media 2012, Back Up Media, Indéfilms 2, Sofitvciné et Cinémage 8 - With the participation of  Canal + and Ciné +, and the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée - Distribution and International Sales: Pathé


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