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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers
  • 1965
  • Algeria/Italy
  • 140 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
  • Written by: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas
  • Cast: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef
  • Language: Arabic, French

A documentary-style reconstruction of Algeria's struggle for liberation. Brilliantly realistic – quite brutally so in the controversial torture sequences – this is a textbook example of political cinema at its most persuasive.

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