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The Battle of Algiers

La battaglia di Algeri

directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Italy, 1966


One of the most influential political films in history, Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (La bataille d’Alger) vividly recreates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s.

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