France’s post-colonial war in Algeria left such a bitter legacy that remarkably few films have been made on the subject. In a rare foray, "Outside of the Law" by Rachid Bouchareb, has drawn angry accusations of "falsifying history".
Riot police were mobilised Friday to the glitzy Cannes waterfront after a film dealing with France’s war in Algeria drew crowds of angry demonstrators.
Outside of the Law - Trailer
The film has provoked huge controversy particularly because of its opening scene, which depicts a massacre in the town of Setif in 1945.
Historian Benjamin Stora's point of view
Date created : 2010-05-22