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The Battle of Algiers

La battaglia di Algeri

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Italy, Algeria, 1966
War, History


A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash.

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The Battle of Algiers Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1966 | 2 wins including: Award of the City of Venice

Academy Awards

1967 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

1969 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

1972 | Winner: UN Award

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