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The battle of Algiers

Series: Director's suite Published by : Madman Entertainment ; | AV Channel [distributor], (Australia :) Physical details: 1 videodisc (DVD) (117 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. Year: 2005 List(s) this item appears in: Staff Picks - Tom
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.

"Soundtrack Japanese 2.0"--Container, but DVD has French soundtrack only.

Special features: "Return to Algiers" - three decades following its emergence as a nation, director Gillo Pontecorvo and his son return to Algeria to talk with its people about independence (55 min.); poster gallery and production stills; theatrical and re-release trailers; new high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Marcello Gratti, with restored image and sound; new and improved English subtitle translation.

Director, Gillo Pontecorvo ; producers, Antonio Musu and Saadi Yacef.

Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef.

The Battle of Algiers effectively and authentically recreates the pivotal political events that took place in the city of Algiers between 1954 and 1957. In an attempt to end French colonialism, which had been in place since 1830, in 1954 the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) began a war of liberation, using terrorism to highlight the plight of the Algerian people to the rest of the world. The Battle of Algiers is an powerful and often shocking cinematic experience.

Censorship classification: M.

Originally released as a motion picture Algeria : Casbah Film ; Rome : Igor Film, c1966.

Region 0, PAL.

In French ; English optional subtitles.

Winner: Grand Prize, Venice Film Festival, 1966.

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