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Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection) DVD
Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection)

Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection)

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One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest forindependence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafs. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. The Criterion Collection is proud present Gillo Pontecorvo's tour de force?a film with astonishing relevance today.
Title: Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-French
Starring: Yacef Saadi, Brahim Haggiag, Fawzia el Kader, Tommaso Neri, Jean Martin, Omar, Fawzia El-Kader, Ugo Paletti
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Black & White, Subtitled, Widescreen, 3PC
Release Date: 9/3/2013
Original Year: 1966
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515109611
Item #: 779529X

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