Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès

Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès
Directed by René Vautier
Produced by Unité de production cinématographie Bretagne
Screenplay by René Vautier
Starring Alexandre Arcady
Philippe Léotard
Yves Branellec
Hamid Djelloli
Philippe Brizard
Music by Taos Amrouche
Pierre Tisserant
Cinematography Pierre Clément
Daniel Turban
Edited by Simonne Nedjma Scialom
Release dates
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
97 minutes
Country France
Language French

Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès (English: To Be Twenty in the Aures) is a 1972 film.[1]


A group of young pacifists from Brittany is taken to a camp destined to deserters. They end up by accepting the increasing violence with which they are trained, and become true killing machines. In April, 1961, they are moved to the Aurès mountains in Algeria where they face off against troops from the National Liberation Army. During the battle, the battalion captures a rebel fighter which they shall execute the next morning. Their most precious ideals are supposed to become overridden by sheer discipline.




  1. "Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-03-10.

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