Far from Men
aka Loin des hommes
First screened in September 2014
Director: David Oelhoffen. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Nicolas Giraud. Screenplay: David Oelhoffen and Antoine Lacomblez (based on the short story "L'Hôte" by Albert Camus).

Twitter Capsule: Short Camus tale becomes well-shot, well-paced, Stagecoachy two-man Algerian Western. Classic style, laudable clarity.

VOR:   Granted, takes few stylistic risks—though maybe lean directness is now a risk. At one point, a character at a crossroads stands at a crossroads. But it's fresh in other ways, and timely.

Photo © 2014 One World Films/Kaléo Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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