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Road choices at the end of the journey

The feature film Far from Men has turned Albert Camus' The Guest into a kind of western, without letting go of the short story's fabulous simplicity.

Far from Men (Loin des hommes) Director: David Oelhoffen, photo: Guillaume Deffontaines The French feature film Far from Men is based on Albert Camus' short story guest (Host) from 1957, which is typical of the author is a stripped-down and plot-wise simple story that explores the experimentally honest and honest man. The action takes place in Algeria in the same decade, when the country was marked by rebellion against the French colonial powers. Here we are introduced to the European-born Daru, who teaches children at a remote school in the Atlas Mountains. One day, a local police officer shows up with an Arab man who has been imprisoned for killing his cousin. The officer orders Daru to transport the prisoner – whose name is Muhammad – to a town some distance away, where he will have his trial. First, our righteous main character refuses to take on this, as it will be to lead the prisoner. . .

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