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The Battle Of Algiers (Arabic, French, DVD) Loot Price: R316
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The Battle Of Algiers (Arabic, French, DVD)

Gillo Pontecorvo

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Dramatic, pseudo-documentary reconstruction of the rise of the nationalist movement in Algiers between 1954 and 1957, the crushing defeat it faced at the hands of the French, and its resurgence three years later. Highly influential both in terms of style and content, and originally banned in France for fear of its potential to incite civil unrest, Gillo Pontecorvo's film was one of the benchmarks of 1960s political radicalism.

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Studio: Argent Films
Country of origin: Italy
Release date: August 2009
Movie released: 1965
Directors: Gillo Pontecorvo
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 1 hour, 57 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Languages: Arabic • French
Subtitles: English
Age restriction: 15 LV
Categories: Movies & TV > War
Movies & TV > Art Films
Movies & TV > Feature Film
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LSN: X3J-G65-8PE-4
Barcode: 5060062910117

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  • Interviews: Gillo Pontecorvo (Director), Saadi Yacef (Producer)

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Griping and relevant

Mon, 11 May 2015 | Review by: Michael S

Almost forgotten these days, this was a major success back in the 60's and still highly relevant in South Africa and around the world : semi-documentary, it tells the story of the nationalistic uprising of the Algerians against French Colonial rule, and the French response. Thought provoking and convincing. It seems unreal that it was once banned in France, especially because although sympathetic to the rebels, it is explicit on the way both sides could become corrupted by their ideologies and by the fact of warfare

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