The Battle of Algiers

 

Date Added: 18th May 2020

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Recreating the Algerian struggle for independence from French occupation this powerful, thought provoking film is one of the most influential political movies of all time, depicting the brutal acts of both sides. Shot in a gritty documentary style, with remarkable crowd scenes, it features the ground-breaking use of amateur actors including Algerian activists such as Saadi Yacef.

 

Certificate: 15

Year: 1971

Duration: 1h 56min

Episode Length: 1h 56min

 

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Cast: Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Brahim Hadjadj

Studio: Cult Films

 

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