The Battle of Algiers

  |  Book Tickets: 16/02/1971
  |  Buy to Own: 24/11/1997
  |  120 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


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.

Contains some strong torture scenes and moderate violence
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