Country: English, 121 minutes
Spoken Languages: English, French, Arabic
Genre(s): Drama, War
Director(s): Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast: Jean Martin (as Col. Mathieu), Brahim Hadjadj (as Ali La Pointe), Yacef Saadi (as Djafar), Samia Kerbash (as One of the girls), Tommaso Neri (as Captain)
Medium: VHS tape,
Plot Outline: A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1