The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

8.1 49,152
Not Rated
2h 1min
Drama War

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

8.1 49,152
Not Rated
2h 1min
Drama War

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Writers: Franco Solinas

Stars: Brahim Hadjadj Jean Martin Yacef Saadi

StoryLine

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. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.

Cast

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Writers: Franco Solinas

Actors

  • Brahim Hadjadj

    Brahim Hadjadj

    Ali La Pointe (as Brahim Haggiag)
  • Jean Martin

    Jean Martin

    Col. Mathieu
  • Yacef Saadi

    Djafar (as Saadi Yacef)
  • Samia Kerbash

    Fathia
  • Ugo Paletti

    Captain
  • Fusia El Kader

    Halima
  • Mohamed Ben Kassen

    Petit Omar (as Petit Omar)

Details

Genres
Drama War
Country
Italy
Languages
French, Arabic, English
Filming Locations
Algeria
Also Known As
The Battle of Algiers
Budget
$800,000
Gross
$964,028
Sound Mix
Mono
Color
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1
Production Company
Casbah Film
Casbah Film
Igor Film
Taglines
The Revolt that Stirred the World!
Plot Keywords
battle of algiers
algeria
resistance
struggle for independence
street fighter