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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers


Criterion Collection
~Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
Blu-ray Region A

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Official Release Date Aug 09, 2011
Starring Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
Director Gillo Pontecorvo
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.85:1
Audio Linear PCM Mono
Language French
Subtitles English
Year 1966
Running Time 121 minutes
Genre Drama
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0004547262
Catalog No.  715515085113
Item Code  0715515085113

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One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo (Kapò), vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them. Pontecorvo's tour de force has astonishing relevance today.

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