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The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri) (1966)

The Battle of Algiers
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Jean Martin Jean Martin
Col. Mathieu
Yacef Saadi Yacef Saadi
Brahim Hadjadj Brahim Hadjadj
Ali La Pointe
Tommaso Neri Tommaso Neri
Ugo Paletti Ugo Paletti
Fusia El Kader Fusia El Kader
Mohamed Ben Kassen Mohamed Ben Kassen
Petit Omar
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi
(as Franco Morici)

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Franco Solinas Franco Solinas
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Enthralling war movie!

9 years ago at Oct 7 3:18
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"There are 80,000 Arabs in the Kasbah. Are they all against us? We know they're not. In reality, it's only a small minority that dominates with terror and violence. This minority is our adversary and we must isolate and destroy it."

The Battle of Algiers is a vigorously haunting, eye-opening cinematic recreation of Algeria's struggle for independence from France that unfolded merely... read more

A great classic

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Since I kept hearing some really great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out and I had some rather high expectations. Eventually,  the whole thing turned out  be even better than I expected which is something that very rarely happens. Obviously, it was highly controversial in France where it was banned for many years which is not surprising since this movie was shot only 3 ... read more
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A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.
Release date: 20 September 1967
UPC: 037429195628
Tags: War (16), 1960s (15), Italy (15), Algeria (15), History (11), 1966 (10), Political (10), Terrorism (9), Revolution (8), Rebellion (8), Explosion (7), French (7), Africa (6), Torture (6), Army (5), Historical (5), Foreign (5), Italian (5), Drama (4), Crime (4)
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