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The Battle of Algiers [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] ()

directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
featuring Brahim Haggiag, Yacef Saadi, Jean Martin, Tommaso Neri, Fawzia el Kader

This highly political film about the Algerian struggle for independence from France took "Best Film" honors at the 1966 Venice Film Festival. The bulk of the film is shot in flashback, presented as the memories of Ali (Brahim Haggiag), a leading member of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN), when finally captured by the French in 1957. Three years earlier, Ali was a petty thief who joined the secretive organization in order to help rid the Casbah of vice associated with the colonial government. The film traces ...

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2011 Release

UPC:

715515085113

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