Poster for the movie "The Battle of Algiers"

The Battle of Algiers

Poster for the movie "The Battle of Algiers"

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

121 min - Drama, War, History - 08/09/1966
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Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

Director:  Gillo Pontecorvo
Writers:  Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas

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Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.


Collections: Gillo Pontecorvo

Genres: Drama, War, History

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Country:   Algeria Italy
Language:  Arabic, English, French, Italian
Release Date:  08/09/1966

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Igor Film, Casbah Film

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 01 min