After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won.
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Outside the Law is Bouchareb's second major film, using the same cast as Days of Glory. It's a tale of three Algerian brothers who together, bring the Algerian revolution to French soil in the 1950's. I've not seen a film that mimics scenes from the Godfather, but Outside the Law does so in a couple ways. The story is not as fluid or compelling as Days of Glory, but the political tone is very interesting in this film
"Too many cooks spoil the broth". Here: the movie is so much fragmented with all sorts of messages, it makes the viewer tired to watch. Colonialism, racism, crime, political obsession.. a huge cocktail which is garnished with some borrowed Mafia movie elements. The actors are performing well; the problem here is the director, who can't refrain from overloading.