Bad Seeds Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are releasing the soundtrack they composed for French film Loin Des Hommes next month.

The ravishing score by Cave and Ellis was made especially for director David Olehoffen’s triple prize-winning movie (titled Far From Men in english) and stars Lord of The RingsViggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb in leading roles.

Adapted from a short story by Albert Camus, Loin Des Hommes tells the powerful story of divided loyalties and colonialist violence during Algeria’s war of independence.

With its mesmeric drones, pointillist piano jabs, weeping strings and nerve-jangling electronics, this is one of the duo’s most emotive and experimental soundtracks to date.

The film ran as Far From Men at the recent Alliance Française French Film Festival in Australia and was many people’s pick of the festival.

The Loin Des Hommes/Far From Men soundtrack is released on Goliath Enterprises on May 15.