The Battle of Algiers

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The Battle of Algiers
director:
Gillo Pontecorvo
cast:
Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Brahim Haggiag

A stirring pseudo-documentary about the Algerian revolution against the imperialist French. The film treatment was written by an Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) leader while in a French prison, who upon his release produced the film. With a compelling score by Ennio Morricone and remarkable footage shot in the labyrinthine lanes of the Casbah and on the streets of Algiers, the film was nominated for numerous Academy Awards and won the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Shown in a new digital restoration.

website: rialtopictures.com/catalogue/the-battle-of-algiers

New Digital Restoration
format
DCP bw
runtime
2 hours 3 minutes
release year/country
1966 Italy
subtitled