The Battle Of Algiers (1965)

Release Date: 31 August 2009 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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Gillo Pontecorvo's presents a harrowing, documentary-style depiction of the Algerian's people's struggle to liberate themselves from France between 1954 and 1962. The film creates a stunning illusion of realism by combining actual newsreel footage with staged sequences featuring amateur and professional actors playing characters based on real people (including Saadi Yacef, the one-time leader of the FLN in occupied Algiers). With it's depiction of political torture and violence retaining every bit of the impact they had upon the film's original release, THE BATTLE FOR ALGIERS was re-released theatrically in 2003 to great acclaim and reevaluation. Winner of 11 International Film awards.French dialogue with English subtitles.

Features

  • "The Making of The Battle Of Algiers" - an exclusive 20-minute interview with director Gillo Pontecorvo
  • "The Real Battle Of Algiers" - an exclusive 20-minute interview with the film's co-producer, Saadi Yacef, himself a real-life leader of the FLN guerillas in Algiers
  • Extensive Photo Gallery featuring pictures from the filmmakers' personal archives
  • Dual audio options (French-Arabic and Italian version created for the Venice Festival) with optional English subtitles

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Region 0
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Wide Screen
Running Time: 87 minutes
Production Year: 1982
Main Language: English
Release Date: 31 August 2009
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over

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