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Battle Of Algiers / La Battaglia Di Algeri


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  Battle Of Algiers / La Battaglia Di Algeri Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
8.42 /10
 
Starring
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
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Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
Written by: Franco Solinas

 
 
 
Released: 1965
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
WAR
   
Origin: France/ Algeria
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 125
 
 


 
Pseudo-documentary about French-Algerian conflict between 1954 and 1962.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Skilfully written, reasonably fair-minded and realistically directed anti-colonialist propaganda, with the none too hidden agenda of castigating America for its involvement in Vietnam. Harrowing details help to give it the power of documentary. Voted Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, 1966, but banned for some years in France.


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