Controversial Algerian drama takes on the struggle for independence against the French (from the 1920s to the early 1960s) through well-worn plot devices. A poor family, who have been dispossessed of their home in Algeria, immigrate to France. The three brothers grow up resentful of the French colonists and become radicalized to various degrees through the guerilla National Liberation Front. The Front's violence is matched by a French secret counterterrorist organization that employs the same brutal tactics. French and Arabic with subtitles.