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      Harkis

      2022 1h 22m History Drama War List
      Reviews During the Algerian War (1954-1962), many impoverished young Algerian men, known as "Harkis", volunteered to join the French Army. Salah and Kaddour find themselves under the orders of Lieutenant Pascal. But as the conflict draws to an end, the prospect of independence looms. The outlook for Harkis seems bleak. Lieutenant Pascal confronts his superiors, insisting that every single man in his platoon must be evacuated to France. Read More Read Less

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      Valerie Complex Deadline Hollywood Daily As a viewer, how do I gain a sense of compassion and connection to the characters if the audience can’t spend more than three minutes at a time with them? Jun 10, 2022 Full Review Jonathan Romney Screen International Harkis offers a cinematic history lesson, but in the best possible way. May 20, 2022 Full Review Alex Heeney Seventh Row In Philippe Faucon’s film Les Harkis, set in the final years of the Algerian War of Independence, it’s a losing battle for the Algerian soldiers in the French Army. Jun 2, 2023 Full Review Michael Sicinski In Review Online While there is nothing cinematically remarkable about Harkis, it makes its point with admirable economy... and speaks frankly about a group of Algerians who were uniquely screwed by the false promises of colonial history. Jun 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis During the Algerian War (1954-1962), many impoverished young Algerian men, known as "Harkis", volunteered to join the French Army. Salah and Kaddour find themselves under the orders of Lieutenant Pascal. But as the conflict draws to an end, the prospect of independence looms. The outlook for Harkis seems bleak. Lieutenant Pascal confronts his superiors, insisting that every single man in his platoon must be evacuated to France.
      Director
      Philippe Faucon
      Producer
      Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-Faucon, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Thomson
      Screenwriter
      Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-Faucon, Samir Benyala
      Production Co
      Barney Production, arte France Cinéma, Voo & be TV, Les Films du Fleuve, Tanit Films, Istiqlal Films, Nord-Ouest Films, Les Films Pelléas
      Genre
      History, Drama, War
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Runtime
      1h 22m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)