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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,232 $22,578
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,101-18,200) 18,111 $22,578

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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

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

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

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

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

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