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Battle Of Algiers / La Battaglia Di Algeri

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.42 /10
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
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Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
Written by: Franco Solinas

Released: 1965
Genre: DRAMA
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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