THE ANARCHISTS

LES ANARCHISTES

By Elie WAJEMAN

WILD BUNCH - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2014

19th century Paris. An ambitious officer (Tahar Rahim) finds himself torn between desire and duty when he is charged with infiltrating an anarchist organization.


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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elie WAJEMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Elie WAJEMAN, Gaelle MACE
    • Producer(s)
    • Lola GANS
    • Synopsis
    • Paris 1899. Corporal Jean Albertini (Tahar Rahim), an orphan of humble origins, is chosen to infiltrate a band of anarchists. For him, it's a chance to move up the ranks. But forced to compromise without respite, Jean is increasingly divided. On one hand, he delivers incriminating intelligence reports to his superior, Gaspar. On the other, he feels himself developing genuine feelings for the anarchists, particularly for Judith (Adèle Exarchopoulos) the leader's girlfriend.
      Events gather speed and an armed attack is put in motion. Torn between duty and his heart, Jean will have to choose his allegiance...

      Elie Wajeman - whose Aliyah (selected at Directors' Fortnight, Cannes FF) established him as one of the leading lights of young French cinema - returns with his second feature, a powerful historical thriller boasting the electric pairing of Tahar Rahim and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
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