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Cohen Media Group is launching as a distribution banner with Rachid Bouchareb’s “Outside the Law” as its first release.

The French-Algerian project, which premiered in competition at Cannes, will open in the United States in November. It’s the official Algerian submission to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and will have its North American premiere at the Toronto film festival.

Written and directed by Bouchareb, “Outside the Law” (“Hors-la-loi”) centers on three Algerian brothers who are scattered after losing their home. Pic’s set amid the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII as a continuation of Bouchareb’s “Days of Glory.”

Cohen Media Group has been formed by Charles S. Cohen, Edmondo Schwartz and Steve Scheffer.