The Battle of Algiers
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One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates 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 cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on 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. Pontecorvo’s tour de force has astonishing relevance today.
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And now, in its Blu-ray Criterion Collection version, the reproduction is so crystal clear it is a true work of art.
Any student of military history that wants to grasp how things can go wrong and how a seemingly simple action can turn out so bad, simply must watch this film.
This is one you do not want to stream...this is one you want to own and keep for future viewings.
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