Loin des Hommes / Far From Men

TitleLoin des Hommes / Far From Men
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsOelhoffen, David
Running Time1h 50m
Date Released01/2015
Publication LanguageFrench, Arabic, Spanish

Based on the 1957 novella, L'Hôte (The Guest), by Albert Camus, David Oelhoefen directs this story the story of two men on opposite sides of the Algerian War (1954–62) who find common ground. Daru, an Algerian-born French teacher of Spanish descent, (Viggo Mortensen), escorts Mohamed (Reda Kateb), a peasant accused of the murder of his cousin, through the Atlas Mountains during a harsh winter to hand him over to the French authorities as the Algerian War of Independence ignites. The two end up banding together to fight off villagers and colonists who have pursued them.


Viggo Mortensen

Reda Kateb

Djemel Barek

Vincent Martin

Nicolas Giraud

Jean-Jérôme Esposito

Hatim Sadiki

Yann Goven

Antoine Régent

Sonia Amori

Antoine Laurent

Ángela Molina


Directed by David Oelhoffen

Produced by Marc Du Pontavice and Matthew Gledhill

Screenplay by David Oelhoffen

Cinematography by Guillaume Deffontaines

Edited by Juliette Welfling

Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

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