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Out of Bounds
Directed by Alexandre Leborgne
Pierre Barougier
Produced by Alexandre Leborgne – CAP Films
Zarafa (Les Films du Village)
Written by Alexandre Leborgne
Narrated by Alexandre Leborgne (English version)
Alexandre Leborgne (Tagalog version)
Alexandre Leborgne (French version)
Music by Olivier Cuinat
Cinematography Pierre Barougier
Editing by Jean Conde
Distributed by CAP Films
Release date(s) 2005
Running time 82 minutes
Country  France
Language English

Out of Bounds (also known as Hors les murs) is a 2005 French documentary film directed by Alexandre Leborgne and Pierre Barougier.


Subject matter

Founded by the American colonial administration in 1904, The Iwahig prison on the island of Palawan in the Philippines is an open air penal colony covering 38,000 hectares of jungle and coastland. After a probationary period, long-term prisoners are allowed to become farmers, fishermen or wardens, as the prison is self-supporting and self-managed. The “lifers’” families organise their own community existence. Alejandro will soon be released. As “mayor” of the 2,300 prisoners, he acts as an experienced mentor for various inmates, such as Toting the fisherman or Rodrigo, a domestic that rebels against his boss, a violent warden. In the prison court, Alejandro acts as the prisoners’ lawyer, since he knows about everything that is going on. When he is finally released, he starts life all over again with his reconquered rights and a feeling of dignity.


It was nominated for the french selection of Cinéma du Réel in 2006 and was selected in the following festivals[3]:

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