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The Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection)
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Special Edition, Black & White, Widescreen, Subtitled
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One of the most influential political films in history, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with it's terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them. Pontecorvo's tour de force has astonishing relevance today.

Title: The Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-French
Starring: Tommaso Neri, Fawzia el Kader, Brahim Haggiag, Yacef Saadi, Jean Martin, Fawzia El-Kader, Ugo Paletti
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Studio: Criterion
Number of Discs: 3
Attributes: Black & White, Widescreen, Subtitled
Release Date: 9/3/2013
Original Year: 1965
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515109611
Item #: 779529X

Region: 1
Subtitles: ENG
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 9/3/2013
Original Language: ARB, FRE
Run Time: 121 minutes

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