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63 Ratings

The First Man

Le premier homme

Directed by Gianni Amelio
France, Algeria, 2011


Based on a novel that Albert Camus was working on when he died, we follow Jacques Comery as he travels back to Algeria in 1957, a place full of childhood memories. The country is split between those wanting to remain a part of France, and those demanding independence.

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The First Man Directed by Gianni Amelio

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2011 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2012 | Winner: Best Score

2012 | Nominee: Best Editing

Golden Globes (Italy)

2012 | Winner: Special Award 'Stampa Estera'

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