The Battle of Algiers

Directed by Gillo Potecorvo

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS triggered a wave of mainstream European political cinema in the seventies. Scrupulous in its balance and documentary-like in its form, it reveals the workings of the guerrilla struggle in Algeria during the late fifties – unflinchingly examining the methods of both FLN and French colonial forces . A pounding score by Morricone emphasises the power of this classic.

117 minutes

Arabic and French

Country of origin:
Algeria and Italy

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