|Jean Martin||Col. Mathieu|
|Brahim Haggiag||Ali La Pointe|
|Tommaso Neri||Captain (uncredited)|
|Samia Kerbash||One of the girls|
|Michele Kerbash||Fathia (uncredited)|
|Fawzia el Kader||Halima|
|Mohamed Ben Kassen||Petit Omar|
Paratrooper commander Colonel Mathieu, a former French Resistance fighter during World War II, is sent to 1950s Algeria to reinforce efforts to squelch the uprisings of the Algerian War. There he faces Ali la Pointe, a former petty criminal who, as the leader of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale, directs terror strategies against the colonial French government occupation. As each side resorts to ever-increasing brutality, no violent act is too unthinkable.