FAR FROM MEN
Recommended for: Year 11 and Year 12
A teacher’s kit will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.
FAR FROM MEN - LOIN DES HOMMES
Director: David Oelhoffen
Date of Release: 2015
Duration: 115 minutes
Featuring an extraordinary performance from the multi-talented Viggo Mortensen and a superb original soundtrack from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Far From Men is a gripping drama of morality and friendship set during the Algerian War, against an unforgiving mountainous landscape.
The year is 1954, the war is beginning, and village schoolteacher Daru (Mortensen), a French ex-soldier, is caught in the crossfire. Born in Algeria but Spanish by lineage, he's a man out of time and place, perceived as alien by both locals and colonisers alike. So when he reluctantly agrees to escort a dissident (rising star Reda Kateb, A Prophet) to a regional police station to face trial for murder, a series of encounters and revelations force the question of where Daru’s loyalties truly lie.
Based on a story by Albert Camus, writer/director David Oelhoffen’s masterful, breathtakingly-shot drama bears all the hallmarks of a classic frontier western, yet carries strong contemporary resonances. Widely acclaimed at the recent Venice Film Festival where it premiered in Official Competition, Far From Men is grand, big-screen entertainment at its finest.
School Program Options:
- Friday 06 March, Palace Como, 10.30am
- Tuesday 10 March, Palace Brighton Bay, 10.30am
- Friday 13 March, Palace Balwyn, 10.30am
- Monday 16 March, Palace Como, 10.30am
- Wednesday 18 March, Palace Kino, 10.30am
- Thursday 19 March, Palace Westgarth, 10.30am
For questions and bookings, please contact Marion Nouvel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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