Intimate Enemies (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Intimate Enemies (2007)



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Young lieutenant Terrien (Benoà (R)t Magimel, Best Actor Cannes 2001 for The Piano Teacher) takes command of an outpost in Algeria, a country fighting for its independence from France. He befriends a local young boy joining his platoon and a disillusioned veteran (Albert Dupontel, Irreversible). War and its atrocities will quickly put his moral values to the test.Based on historical facts, Intimate Enemies presents a very contemporary look at war, exposing the process which can bring soldiers to torture prisoners or allies to become enemies. --© Outsider

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Benoît Magimel
as Lt. Terrien
Marc Barbé
as Berthaut
Eric Savin
as Torturing Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Intimate Enemies

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

A movie you've seen before, when it was set on the Apache reservation or in the Vietnamese jungle.

October 2, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

Along the way, Siri exposes French hypocrisy -- showing that the Algerian rebels were only doing what the French Resistance did in battling the Nazis who ruled their country in WorldWar II.

October 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With its sententious air of historical reckoning, Enemies is an impressive monument, but not a moving one.

September 29, 2009

Says so much that's familiar if not downright clichéd, it winds up saying nothing at all.

September 28, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's all rather conventional, drawing on the blockbuster big bangs and special effects he must have picked up in Hollywood making the Bruce Willis thriller Hostage.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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A harrowing but formulaic insight into the realities experiened by French conscripts during the Algerian War.

February 1, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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