Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, Daru teaches kids in a tiny schoolhouse high in the Atlas Mountains.

In the midst of an icy winter, French soldiers bring him local Algerian man, Mohamed, who has confessed to killing his cousin, and ask Daru to escort him to the court a day’s journey away. Daru refuses on the grounds he would be walking Mohamed to his death. But when the soldiers leave and Mohamed refuses to run he finds he doesn’t have much choice. The two men decide to confront the unknown and fight together to gain their freedom, forming an unexpected bond along the way.

This adaptation of the short story The Guest by French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus features an atmospheric score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

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  • Rating:15+ IFF
  • Country:France
  • Year:2014
  • Duration:101 minutes
  • Language:French, Arabic and Spanish with subtitles
  • Director:David Oelhoffen
  • Starring:Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb
  • With thanks to Pathé