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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

La battaglia di Algeri (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 20 September 1967 (USA)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director:

Gillo Pontecorvo

Writers:

Franco Solinas, Franco Solinas (story) (as F. Solinas) | 1 more credit »
Top Rated Movies #247 | Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brahim Hadjadj ... Ali La Pointe (as Brahim Haggiag)
Jean Martin ... Col. Mathieu
Yacef Saadi Yacef Saadi ... Djafar (as Saadi Yacef)
Samia Kerbash Samia Kerbash ... Fathia
Ugo Paletti Ugo Paletti ... Captain
Fusia El Kader Fusia El Kader ... Halima
Mohamed Ben Kassen Mohamed Ben Kassen ... Petit Omar (as Petit Omar)
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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. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

The Revolt that Stirred the World! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Most of the cast were dubbed as they were all non-professionals. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, the rebels plant bombs in three locations in 1956. At one of the locations, the song "Rebecca" by Los Chakachas is playing on the jukebox. The song wasn't released until 1959. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
French Interrogator: Couldn't you have talked sooner? It would've gone easier for you.
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Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #23.1 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Matthew Passion BWV 244, 1st movement
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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astonishing...
6 September 1998 | by pecciSee all my reviews

Just a few words for 'La battaglia di Algeri'. Watch it! It's astonishing, fast, dramatic, crude, real, touching, historically accurate. To everybody who wants to know more about Algerian civil war: buy it, find it..!


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Country:

Italy | Algeria

Language:

Arabic | French | English

Release Date:

20 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Algiers See more »

Filming Locations:

Algeria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,870, 11 January 2004

Gross USA:

$879,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$964,028
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Igor Film, Casbah Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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