Rebellion - Subtitled 2011

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Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine) makes a powerful comeback in front of and behind the camera with this impressive thriller, based on true events. It?s April 1988 on the Ouvéa Island in the French colony of New Caledonia. 30 police are kidnapped by Kanak separatists and in response 300 special-forces operatives are sent in to restore order. To avoid unnecessary conflict, Philippe Legorjus (Kassovitz), the captain of an elite counter-terrorism police unit, is sent in to the heart of the rebel base to negotiate a peaceful solution. But against the highly pressured backdrop of presidential elections in France, the stakes are high and all bets are off.

Starring:
Mathieu Kassovitz, Xavier Jozelon
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes
Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Xavier Jozelon, Philippe Torreton, Alexandre Steiger, Mathieu Lardier, Malik Zidi, Sylvie Testud
Director Mathieu Kassovitz
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 26 August 2013
Main languages French
Subtitles English
Original title L'ordre et la Morale
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes
Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Xavier Jozelon, Philippe Torreton, Alexandre Steiger, Mathieu Lardier, Malik Zidi, Sylvie Testud
Director Mathieu Kassovitz
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 26 August 2013
Main languages French
Subtitles English
Original title L'ordre et la morale

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Format: DVD
Fantastic dramatisation of the Kanak uprising in New Caledonia of 1988. Modern day colonialism coupled with political interests always mean that somebody loses out. In this case its Capt. Legorjus a negotiator from the French Police's specialist GIGN unit and the Kanak hostage takers with whom he has built up a great trust . Ultimately the politicians exert their muscle and use the army to wipe out a tiny uprising that was at the point of a peaceful solution. How many times have we seen that before?!.
Mathieu Kassovitz not only has the lead role, but also directed, produced, co-edited and co-wrote this film which at no time lapses in suspense over the two hour length. The backwards and forwards between the jungle hideout and the French officials whips up a great tension that ultimately explodes at the end. The firefight scenes are breathtaking and brilliantly filmed, as is the whole movie. The locations are exotic as would expect, even though the film was shot in Tahiti rather than New Caledonia. Excellent film.
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Format: DVD
For reasons which become obvious during the course of this film, based on an actual incident in New Caledonia, this is a nasty bit of recent colonial history which is little known. A naive and botched rebellion attempt by indigenous Kanak is ruthlessly suppressed by French forces, not least because it coincides with the run up to the French presidential election. The protagonist is a negotiator whose work is undermined by metropolitan political interests, and the result is betrayal of the trust which he had tenously established with one of the Kanak leaders, as well as their slaughter at the hands of the French forces. New Caledonia is a major source of nickel. it is a French territory, so law and order is in the hands of the gendarmes, and involving the army is improper and is equivalent to callilng out the army to a conflict in Metropolitan France. However, the political and economic interests involved tend to take priority when a rebellion such as this one occurs. My main criticism of the film is the limited involvement the viewer is able to achieve with the main characters, so that the film has something of the detachment of a news report or documentary. Even so, it remains a salutary reminder that indigenous interests tend universally to be sacrificed to metropolitan economic and political interests, even in the nation that values equality, fraternity and justice.
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Format: Blu-ray
This is a dramatised version of a true event during the French colonisation of New Caledonia. The story is focused on a French police negotiator and his team that were flown in to calm down a radical seperatist group who had taken hotsages during an attack on a police post where unintentioned deaths had occured during the attack. The task is complicated by the French Presidential elections coming to the vote where the two candidates have opposing views of how to handle the situation. Politics and the army take over.... The story would be great fiction, but makes really good viewing as it is basically all true!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FilmMadDog on 30 July 2014
Format: DVD
Yet another film where we're not informed that its sub-titled only, its probably a good film but I gave up when I had to read all the time.
Lets have the info please, Lovefilm? in the Synopsis please.
Like: Runtime, Sub-titled only, No subtitles available, Genre.

All these are missing, most of the points since Amazon took over.
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