This film is part of our original film series REBELLION & REVOLUTION: Insurgent Cinema,
a celebration of subversive cinema, guerilla-style filmmaking, and insurrection in film.
BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966): New digital restoration! One of the most influential films about
revolution in cinema history, vividly re-creating a key year in the
Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the
1950s. As violence escalates on both sides; children shoot soldiers at
point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes, and French soldiers
resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents.
Shot on the
streets of Algiers in a documentary style, and featuring a phenomenal
soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, the film is a powerful tour-de-force case
study in modern guerilla warfare.
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