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

The Battle of Algiers
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Brahim Hadjadj

Brahim Hadjadj

Ali La Pointe
Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Col. Mathieu
Yacef Saadi

Yacef Saadi

Djafar
Samia Kerbash

Samia Kerbash

One of the girls
Ugo Paletti

Ugo Paletti

Captain
Fusia El Kader

Fusia El Kader

Halima
Omar

Omar

Mohamed Ben Kassen

Mohamed Ben Kassen

Petit Omar


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Enthralling war movie!

5 years, 11 months 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

3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 16 9:34
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I heard some good things about it but it was even better than I expected. As a history lesson, it is great and should be compulsory viewings for all teenagers. As a movie, it is a fascinating picture. I think it is a great achievement and one of the best movies I have ever seen.
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Description: 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 a ... (more)
Release date: 20 September 1967
UPC: 037429195628
War (16), Italy (16), Algeria (15), 1960s (14), History (10), Political (10), Terrorism (9), Revolution (8), 1966 (8), Rebellion (8), Explosion (7), French (7), Africa (6), Torture (6), Italian (5), Army (5), Historical (5), Foreign (5), Drama (4), Crime (4)
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"When Gillo Pontecorvo’s Battle of Algiers came out in 1966, it documented one of the most gruesome revolutions ever. The film produced a ton of controversy; France even banned it for five years. Because of the climate in many parts of the world, the film was used as inspiration for political violence. Many claim that the guerrilla warfare tactics depicted in the film were adopted by the Black Panthers and the Provisional Irish Republican Army. The New York Times reported in 2003 that the Penta"



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