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The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)

1967 | 2h 3m | Drama, War

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This highly political film about the Algerian struggle for independence from France took "Best Film" honors at the 1966 Venice Film Festival. The bulk of the film is shot in flashback, presented as the memories of Ali (Brahim Haggiag), a leading member of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN), when finally captured by the French in 1957. Three years earlier, Ali was a petty thief who joined the secretive organization in order to help rid the Casbah of vice associated with the colonial government. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the...

Director

Gillo Pontecorvo

Stars

Brahim Haggiag Yacef Saadi Jean Martin Samia Kerbash Ugo Paletti Fusia El Kader Omar

Release date

20 Sep 1967

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