David Oelhoffen, the director of “Far From Men,” got candid about the themes of his film during Indiewire’s Tribeca Apple Talks at the Apple Store in SoHo, Manhattan. At the forefront of his mind was the brothers-in-arms-type union between the two main characters in the film.
“It’s not a ‘Walt Disney’ brotherhood,” explained Oelhoffen to Indiewire’s Casey Cipriani. “For me, brotherhood is not a magic word.”
“Far From Men” stars Viggo Mortensen (“A History of Violence,” “The Lord of the Rings”) as an ex-soldier who is forced out of his reclusive lifestyle during the Algerian War in order to bring a man accused of murder to prison. The two men attempt to find common ground as they make their way across the war-torn countryside.
The film will open for a limited release in theaters in New York and LA on May 1. Be sure to check out the full version of the talk in both audio and video form.