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A political hot potato across the Channel, Rachid Bouchareb’s follow-up to Days Of Glory is another re-write of French colonial history.

After their father and sisters are killed during a violently suppressed liberation march in the aftermath of WW2, three Algerian brothers are reunited in a suburb of Paris.

Saïd (Jamel Debbouze) seeks underworld status as a pimpcum- boxing promoter, while his righteous siblings become lethal agitators for the FLN.

Exciting but one-sided, Bouchareb’s film is a Melville-lite study of honour among dangerous men.
 

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