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La Bataille D'Alger (1966)  link to La Bataille D'Alger on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: Yellow 11

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IMDb Rating:
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8.1/10 (38321 votes)

Also known as: The Battle of Algiers (original title)

Country: French, 121 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, 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: Original DVD,

Subtitles: French

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.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017