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Les hommes libres (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,578Details
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1942, in German-occupied Paris. Younes, a young unemployed Algerian, earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspects the Mosque authorities, among which its rector Ben Ghabrit (played by Michael Lonsdale), of aiding Muslim Resistance agents, as well as helping North African Jews, by giving them false certificates. At the Mosque, Younes meets the Algerian singer Salim Halali, and is moved by Salim’s beautiful voice and strong personality. A deep friendship develops, and soon after Younes discovers that Salim is Jewish. In spite of the risks it entails, Younes stops collaborating with the police, and gradually develops from being a politically ignorant immigrant worker into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
72% - Fresh
64% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Film Movement, released as Free Men
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, Immigration, LGBT, Religious, Nazis, War, Resistance Fighter
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Pyramide Productions, France 3 Cinema, Solaire Production, VMP
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,229 $9,548 Mar 23, 2012 10
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 6,456 $22,578 Mar 16, 2012 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 9,898 $22,578 Mar 16, 2012 0


Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit    Michael Lonsdale
Mahmoud Shalaby    Salim
Lubna Azabal    Leila
Christopher Buchholz    Major Von Ratibor

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Fabienne Vonier
Screenwriter    Ismael Ferroukhi
Screenwriter    Alain-Michel Blanc
Composer    Armand Amar
Costume Designer    Virginie Montel
Editor    Annette Dutertre
Director of Photography    Jerome Almeras
Sound Editor    Jean-Paul Mugel
Sound Editor    Severin Favriau
Sound Editor    Stephen Thiebaud
Designer    Luca Servino

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/23 67 $9,548   4 $2,387   $22,578 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/23 75 $9,548   4 $2,387   $22,578 14

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