Far from Men

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Far from Men
Loin des hommes
Far from MenCover.jpg
Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by David Oelhoffen
Release Date October 9, 2014
Language Arabic
Studio One World Films
Distributor Pathé
Main Cast
Character Actor
Daru Viggo Mortensen
Mohamed Reda Kateb
Slimane Djemel Barek
Balducci Vincent Martin
Lieutenant Le Tallec Nicolas Giraud

Far from Men is a French 2014 movie directed by David Oelhoffen. 1954: A rebellion is simmering in Algeria that will lead to war between the Algerian independence movement and the military of the French colonial power. Daru, who used to serve in the French army, is now a French teacher in a remote village in the Atlas Mountains. A soldier asks him to take the farmer Mohamed to the nearest police station - the man is accused of being a rebel and murderer, facing execution. Together, Daru and Mohamed make their way through the mountains, in the middle of the icy winter, while horsemen and villagers pursue them, blood vengeance in mind. Slowly, the fleeing men begin to develop an understanding of each other. And finally, Daru has to make a difficult choice: He must decide which side he wants to be on in the fight for freedom

The following weapons were used in the film Far from Men:



MAS Mle. 1892

René (Yann Goven) Mle 1892 Revolver gives Daru (Viggo Mortensen) an Mle 1892 Revolver that he uses several times throughout the movie.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver
The grip of the revolver is seen in René's pocket on the left.
Daru took the gun into his bed unaware that his unwanted guest tries something stupid.
One moment later, he looks out the window to see what Mohamed is doing outside.
The MAS Mle. 1892 lies next to him.
After a brief gunfight, he checks the situation outside with it.
Promotional picture of the revolver and Daru.

MAC Mle. 1950

The two leaders, one of them Slimane (Djemel Barek) of the Algerian rebel group have MAC Mle 1950 pistols.

MAS Mle 1950 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The main leader aims the MAC pistol telling the French soldiers that he has a hostage.
As Daru is on his way, he keeps aiming and thus forcing him to go out of the cave.
Slimane watches the leader with his MAC pistol in hand.
The best view of the pistol while still aiming at Daru.
Slimane has reached the end of the line.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is the primary weapon of Daru. Many other characters also use Double Barreled Shotguns.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge.
Daru fires his shotgun at a flying bird.
The shotgun slung over his back.
He wields it during the shootout at his school.
Repealing an ambush offers a close-up of the rear part.
Algerian horseriders with shotgun visit Daru.
A front view of the muzzle.
While hiding from an Algerian, he readies his gun.
Daru's shotgun in the hands of the rebel leader, who also has a 12 Gauge in his hand.
Daru and Mohamed taking a rest.

Submachine Guns


A French soldier is seen with an MAT-49.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
The French soldier (Antoine Laurent) encounters Daru and Mohamed with his MAT-49.
A closer view of the SMG as he gave the order to hold fire.
Another distance view of the MAT-49 lowered by him.

M1A1 Thompson

At least, two other French soldiers can be seen with M1A1 Thompsons.

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
The soldier between Daru and Mohamed aims the Thompson.
A very close view of the buttstock and rear sight.
After their job is done, he and his comrades leave the skirmish place.


Another French soldier is armed with a German MP40.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm
The soldier to the far left approaches Daru with his MP at the ready.
A blurry close-up view.


Berthier Mle. 1892

Mohamed (Reda Kateb) carries a Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine after an encounter with an Algerian horseman.

Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine - 8x50mm R
The Berthier carbine over the Algerian's shoulder while riding.
Surprised by Daru, he immediately takes targets both.
Mohamed offers the Berthier to Daru, who refuse this gift.
The Algerian rebel to the far right holds the just found Berthier.
The same rebel fires the carbine at French soldiers.


Some Algerian rebels are armed with MAS-36 rifles.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
A MAS-36 slung by a horseman heading to the two suspicious persons.
Close-up of the striking muzzle on the left in front of Slimane.

Mauser Karabiner 98k

Another rifle, which is also often used by rebels is the Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The rebel in the center carries a Kar98k over his back while searching Daru.
Side view of the scene, as he puts Daru's MAS revolver in his belt.
Another view of the carried Karabiner of the same rebel.
Two rebels defend themselves from the French ambush.

Lebel 1886

An Algerian rebel is seen carrying a Lebel 1886.

Lebel Model 1886 Rifle - 8x50Rmm
The long Lebel rifle is seen on the rebel's shoulder on the right.
A slightly better view of the rifle during the march.

FN Mauser Mle. 1930

Some of the Algerian rebels appear to be armed with Moroccan Mauser Mle 1950 rifles manufactured by FN Herstal and ordered for police forces in the 1950s.

FN Mauser Mle 1930 short rifle - 7×57mm Mauser. The Mle. looks identical; the only difference is that the Mle. chambers in .30-06 Springfield.
A rebel holds his Mauser while getting ready for the leave.
Another rebel walks by the talking leaders.

Charleville Mle. 1777

A Charleville Musket is carried by one rebel, that is never seen fired.

Charleville Mousquet Modèle 1777 - .69 calibe
The Algerian behind Mohamed carries the Charleville.
The muzzle is seen.

Enfield M1917

M1917 Enfields are also used by Algerian rebels and, at least, one French soldier.

M1917 Enfield - .30-06 Springfield
To the right, the barrel, and the typical front sight are visible.
The striking rear sight ears are seen on the far right.
The French soldier in the background, next to Daru, has an Enfield rifle over his back.

Lee-Enfield Mk I*

A Lee-Enfield Mk I* rifle is very briefly seen slung by a rebel.

Lee-Enfield Mk I* CLLE (Charger Loading Lee Enfield) - .303 British
The Lee-Enfield over the rebel's shoulder. The rifle to the left is the Berthier Mle. 1892.
The box magazine is seen as he gets shot down.

M1 Garand

Some M1 Garands are also used by two rebels.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle - .30-06
One of the rebels aims his Garand at the cave's entrance.
A distant view of the same rebel on the right covering his leader.
Another rebel fighter holds his Garand while pinned down.
The two rebels realized, they can not continue their fight and raising their rifles as a sign to surrender.

M1A1 Carbine

A French soldier has an M1A1 Carbine that is seen very briefly in some scenes.

M1A1 Carbine with original L style rear sights, and side-folding stock, often referred to as the 'Paratrooper' carbine - .30 Carbine
The grim-looking soldier carries an M1A1 over his back starring at Mohamed.
A top-view of the carbine held by the soldier on the left.
The soldier searching the fallen Algerian fighters. Note extended stock.
A few moments later, the soldier shows Dua's weapons to the Lieutenant. The stock is now folded.

Unknown Rifles

A few unknown rifles are seen in the hands of Algerian rebels.

The slung rifle on the right. This rifle appears to be a type of a Mosin Nagant Rifle.
A different rifle with a golden-plated muzzle and side-mounted sling swivel that looks like a Berthier or Lebel carbine.


Tear Gas Grenade


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