"Co-written by Bouchareb and his usual collaborator Olivier Lorelle, Outside the Law is set between 19 and traces the life of three brothers whose family has been driven off its land [in Algeria] and survived the Sétif massacres.
They end up in France, where two of the brothers campaign for Algerian independence, while the third looks on, uncomprehending.
Update, 4/28: Movieline's ST Van Airsdale got a few words with Limon the other night. SOTA Cinema's description: "The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power.
Not only is Limon the only American director, this is his first film in competition: "At any festival. In my life." Update, 4/30: The film's "been acquired by Summit Entertainment," according to the Hollywood Reporter. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked into the everyday madness of his country, losing his health and memory in the process and ends up as a murderer, who calmly lies down to sleep after committing the crime.
The lineup for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival is evidently still a work-in-progress, with an additional three or four titles to be added to the Competition; but here's what was announced in Paris today.