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Following the success of the Denmark-set drama “Jauja,” Viggo Mortensen continues to own the sweeping foreign period piece in David Olehoffen’s “Far From Men” (“Loin Des Hommes”). Adapted from the short story by Albert Camus, “Far From Men” is a powerful tale of divided loyalties and colonialist violence during Algeria’s War of Independence. The drama was a triple prize winner at the Venice Film Festival last year.
The official synopsis from distributor Tribeca Films reads: “Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together they fight to gain their freedom.”
In the exclusive trailer above and clip below, Mortensen must fight for his life against the desolate backdrop of 1954 Algeria. Tribeca Films will release the film on VOD platforms April 14, followed by a U.S. theatrical release May 1.
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