L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion)
L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) (2008)

A man struggles to defuse an explosive situation with tragic results in this drama based on actual events. In 1988, France was wracked with political division as Francois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac were campaigning for the presidency,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2008
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

It's superbly structured and consistently suspenseful, offering keen insight into a conflict most of us won't even be aware of. Welcome back, Mathieu.

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Rich Cline

French actor-filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz (Gothika) takes on a major event in his nation's colonial history with this true action-adventure set on the lush South Pacific island of New Caledonia.

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Jack Jones
Little White Lies

harrowing and gripping account of a horrifying true story.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Sporadically exciting French action drama about a 1988 hostage crisis drags more often than it should.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It is clearly well-researched but not made with La Haine's flair.

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Jennifer Tate

Rebellion contains impressive cinematography and strong dialogue, and Mathieu Kassovitz shines as its director and star.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

An intelligent political drama, part thriller, part war movie, and informed by something of the anger against established authority that fuelled La Haine.

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Peter Bradshaw

The movie doesn't delve too deeply into the mentality of Legorjus or indeed anyone else, but it's a tense, involving tale of France's forgotten imperial trauma.

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Allan Hunter
The List

Kassovitz deftly negotiates the complexity of what happened but his sympathies clearly lie with the islanders in a politically-charged tale with an approach similar to the work of Costa-Gavras.

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