Two Men in Town (2014 film)

Two Men in Town
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Produced by Allen Bain
Jean Bréhat
Jérôme Seydoux
Rachid Bouchareb
Written by Olivier Lorelle
Rachid Bouchareb
Yasmina Khadra
Starring Forest Whitaker
Harvey Keitel
Ellen Burstyn
Luis Guzmán
Brenda Blethyn
Cinematography Yves Cape
Artists & Co
Tessalit Productions
Release dates
  • February 7, 2014 (2014-02-07) (Berlin)
Country France
United States
Language English

Two Men in Town is a 2014 French-American drama film directed by Rachid Bouchareb and co-written with Olivier Lorelle and Yasmina Khadra. The film stars Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Ellen Burstyn, Luis Guzmán and Brenda Blethyn. The film is a remake of the José Giovanni film Deux hommes dans la ville.

The film had its premiere in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[1][2] It was released in the United States by Cohen Media Group to theaters and iTunes on March 6, 2015.


Long-time parole agent Emily Smith, newly arrived in Luma County, New Mexico, is assigned new parolee William Garnett, a career criminal just out of prison. Long-time county sheriff Bill Agati is unhappy about having the felon back on the streets, particularly because Garnett killed a deputy of his almost two decades previous. Garnett struggles to readjust to being outside, and just wants to lead a simple life now. He has to deal with harassment from Agati and avoid his former criminal associate, Terence Saldano, who is still trafficking illegal aliens and relentless to see Garnett return to his old ways. Garnett’s earlier conversion to Islam and meeting Teresa Flores, a reserved bank employee whom he develops a relationship with, helps him resist falling back into the bad life, and agent Smith tries to help him along. But Saldano shows up at Flores’ home one late afternoon, and intimidates his way in to persuade her to influence Garnett, and when she tells him to leave, he violently assaults her. Garnett comes home that evening to discover this and he then tracks down Saldano to exact revenge.




The shooting of the film began in April 2013 in New Mexico.[3]


  1. "Berlinale 2014: Competition Complete". berlinale. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  2. "Two Men in Town". berlinale. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  3. "'Enemy Way', starring Forest Whitaker, set to film in New Mexico. Assisted by Jacob Skelton.". 26 February 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
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