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The Battle of Algiers

3 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Filmed in a documentary style.      The movie is based upon Algeria's struggle for independence from France.      Gillo Pontecorvo's presents a harrowing, documentary-style depiction of the Algerian's … see full wiki

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 8, 1966
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about The Battle of Algiers
review by . May 09, 2009
The Battle of Algeria is a great film documenting the story of the struggle of freedom fighters who jump started the road to independence for the native people of Algeria. For years, Algerians were denied their own self identity under French colonial rule. The people were impoverished and lacked self confidence. A group of underground rebels wanted to change all that so they waged a guerrilla war against the French occupiers. Although the rebels were eventually crushed and wiped out, the people …
review by . May 28, 2008
Pros: Presentation, pacing, a narrative that can be timeless      Cons: Nothing comes to mind      The Bottom Line: The film is about an occupying force and the problems it causes. Watching it now is topical, but the film stands alone without the war in Iraq.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.      Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers is something rare. The …
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