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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

La battaglia di Algeri

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

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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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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 AlgiersDirected byGillo Pontecorvo

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Awards & Festivals

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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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