L'Ennemi Intime / Intimate Enemies

TitleL'Ennemi Intime / Intimate Enemies
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSiri, Florent Emilio
Running Time1h 51m
Date Released03/04/2007
DistributorFrance 3
CountryFrance, Morrocco
Publication LanguageFrench, Arabic, Kabyle

This film, based on the 1992 nonfiction book  La guerre sans nom (The Undeclared War) by the French historian Patrick Rotman and its subsequent 2002 documentary adaptation by France3, directed by Florent Emilio Siri, who also produced this feature film. It tells the story of Lieutenant Terrien (Benoît Magimel), a naïve and inexperienced army officer who volunteers for active service in the Algerian War (1954–62). Throughout the film, Lt. Terrien’s idealistic view of the war is shaped by his experiences and interactions with enemy forces, civilians, and his own platoon.


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

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