Intimate Enemies

TitleIntimate Enemies
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSiri, Florent Emilio
Date Released03/04/2002
DistributorFrance 3
Mediumcolor film
Publication Languagefrench, arabic, kabyle

On March 19, 1962, the accords of Évian put an end to the Algerian War. From 1954 to 1962 France waged a war in Algeria without acknowledging it as such. Since Algeria was considered French territory, France could not be at war against itself. The adversary was internal, the enemy intimate. Far from general theories and global hypotheses, the director of this film attempts to understand the war by exploring individual itineraries. All the phases of the war are recounted in a constant back-and-forth between personal situations and major events.


Benoît Magimel

Albert Dupontel

Aurélien Recoing

Marc Barbé

Éric Savin

Guillaume Gouix

Mohamed Fellag

Vincent Rottiers 


Produced by François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne

Directed by Florent Emilio Siri

Written by Florent Emilio Siri and Patrick Rotman

Cinematography by Giovanni Fiore Coltellaci

Edited by Christophe Danilo and Olivier Gajan

Music by Alexandre Desplat


Drama, War

Original PublicationL'Ennemi Intime
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