Battle of Algiers, The

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Battle of Algiers, The (1965)

The revolt that stirred the world!

One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, commissioned bvy the Algerian government, Gillo Pontecorvos The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algerias struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreat...
Director:Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast:Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash
Format:DVD
Rated M M Contains Medium Level Violence
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The revolt that stirred the world!

One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, commissioned bvy the Algerian government, Gillo Pontecorvos The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algerias struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. The Criterion Collection is proud present Gillo Pontecorvos tour de forcea film with astonishing relevance today.
Director:Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast:Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar
Genre:War
Format:DVD
Run time:117 minutes

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