Le premier homme / The First Man

TitleLe premier homme / The First Man
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAmelio, Gianni
Running Time101 minutes
Date Released4/20/2012
Distributor01 Distribution, Paradis Films
CountryFrance, Italy, Algeria
Publication LanguageFrench

August 1957: A famous writer in his forties, Jacques Cormery, visits his mother who lives in Algiers. The city is undergoing the urban warfare of the Battle of Algiers during the Algerian War of Independence. Cormery reflects on his school years, his European and Algerian friends, and M. Bernard, this schoolteacher who pushed him toward a life inconceivable for a child born into a poor and illiterate family. Faithful to his past, what can he do to reconcile those who, French settlers and Algerians, were born on the same soil but whom history has transformed into hereditary enemies? Based on the unfinished autobiographical novel of the same title by Albert Camus.

Alternate TitleIl primo uomo
Original PublicationLe premier homme
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