Out of Life

Out of Life
Directed by Maroun Bagdadi
Written by Maroun Bagdadi
Didier Decoin
Elias Khoury
Starring Hippolyte Girardot
Rafic Ali Ahmad
Music by Nicola Piovani
Release dates
15 May 1991 (premiere at Cannes)
Running time
97 minutes
Country France
Language French

Out of Life (French: Hors la vie) is a 1991 film directed by Lebanese director Maroun Bagdadi. The film tells the story of a French photographer (played by Hippolyte Girardot), who is kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon, and attempts to maintain his personal dignity in the face of torture and brainwashing. The story was inspired by the events surrounding the kidnapping of Roger Auque during the Lebanon hostage crisis. The film was produced by the French companies Galatée Films and Films A2.



The film won the Jury Prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Out of Life". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09.

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