The Battle of Algiers
- Original title
La battaglia di Algeri
- Running time
- 120 min.
Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo
Marcello Gatti (B&W)
Fusia El Kader,
Mohamed Ben Kassen,
Co-production Italy-Algeria; Igor Film / Casbah Films
War. Drama | Colonialism. Terrorism. 1950s. Historical
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Director, Original Screenplay
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion
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