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The Battle of Algiers

La battaglia di Algeri

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Italy, 1966
War, History


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.

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The Battle of Algiers
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1966 | 5 wins including: Award of the City of Venice

Academy Awards

1967 | 3 nominations including: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1972 | Winner: UN Award

The New York Film Festival


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