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The Battle of AlgiersIn the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. As each side resorts to ever-increasing brutality, no violent act is too unthinkable.
Actors of "The Battle of Algiers"
Characters of "The Battle of Algiers"
Directors of "The Battle of Algiers"Gillo PontecorvoBirthdate: 19 November 1919, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Creators of "The Battle of Algiers"Franco SolinasBirthdate: 19 January 1927, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Critic Reviews of "The Battle of Algiers"Village VoiceOctober 05, 2016
It uses realism as an effect, documentary as a style. You feel that you're really there, and you can't help but be moved.AV ClubOctober 05, 2016
It neither demonizes nor lionizes either side of the conflict, aiming for just-the-ugly facts objectivity. Nobody who sees it is likely to feel comforted, or even vindicated. The emotion it most frequently and fervently inspires is sorrow.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 29, 2016
The film is not just a relentlessly gripping entertainment but also a cinematic Rorschach blot, a moral miasma that tosses our sympathies this way and that.Time OutJuly 03, 2012
Essential viewing.Entertainment WeeklyAugust 04, 2011
Both a how-to manual for guerrilla terrorism and a cautionary tale about how to fight it. It's also quite possibly the finest war film ever made.VarietyOctober 18, 2008
It's a dedicated effort with importance as a 'document.'LarsenOnFilmFebruary 02, 2017
The continued relevance of The Battle of Algiers is both a point of fascination and something to mourn.East Bay ExpressJanuary 10, 2017
Fifty years after its first run, The Battle of Algiers is still a cinematic stick of dynamite.NewcityOctober 12, 2016
illo Pontecorvo's fictional documentary classic of the mechanics of terrorism and counterterrorism is a tense, crack thriller and one of the greatest films to draw a portrait of both sides of urban conflict.The NationJanuary 18, 2013
Its content has classic and tragic dimensions beyond politics.Slant MagazineJuly 01, 2012
The film establishes a kinetic documentary effect, making the impact of every shoot-out and explosion a deeply personal experience.EmanuelLevy.ComMarch 24, 2012
This seminal. meticulously crafted work about Algiers struggle for freedom won the Venic Film Fest top award, and deservedly garnered Pontecorvo Oscar nominations as Best Director and Co-scribe.
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