The Battle of Algiers (Battaglia di Algeri, La) (1965)

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Released 15-Mar-2005
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One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's 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. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. The Battle of Algiers is a film, still with astonishing relevance today.
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Brahim Haggiag
Jean Martin
Yacef Saadi
Samia Kerbash
Ugo Paletti
Fusia El Kader
Directed by
Gillo Pontecorvo
Ennio Morricone
Gillo Pontecorvo
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War 1965 121:22 (Case: 117) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Featurette-Return To Algiers, Gallery-Production Stills, Posters, Lobby Cards, Theatrical Trailer-2, Trailer-Playtime, The Leopard, La Strada, Tokyo Story, Trailer-The Town Is Quiet, Down By Law
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