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The Battle of Algiers (Special Edition)

One of the most influential political films in history, Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" vividly recreates 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 in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them.

Year: 1966
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, War and Anti-War Films, French Cinema, Italian Cinema, Film Festivals 2004
Country: Italy
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Duration: 121 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
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