New French Film on MUSC Campus
Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium, President Street
Les Hommes Libres (2011): There are still WWII stories to tell. This wartime espionage drama takes place in 1942 in Nazi-occupied Paris.
Younes, an Algerian immigrant, lives in France and sells black market goods in hopes of making enough money to move back to Algeria. After the police arrest him, he agrees to spy on the local Paris mosque in order to avoid serving time in jail.
$3.00 for students and members of AF and $5.00 for others. Facts: The Paris Mosque is a real place that really was involved with both Algerian immigrants (Muslim and Jewish) and the French Resistance. Its director, Ben Ghabrit really was awarded the Medal of the Resistance in 1947. The Jewish singer musician Salim Halali really did talk frequently about being saved by the Paris Mosque. The film was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. In French with English subtitles.