CAIRO – Best Film – / Director – Actor (2007) / TORONTO – Official Selection (2007)
Young lieutenant Terrien (Magimel) takes command of an outpost in Algeria, a country fighting for its independence from France. He befriends a local young boy joining his platoon and a disillusioned veteran (Dupontel). War and its atrocities will quickly put his moral values to the test. Based on historical facts, Intimate Enemies presents a very contemporary look at war, exposing the process which can bring soldiers to torture prisoners or allies to become enemies.