The Battle of Algiers
A history of the three-year Battle of Algiers, chronicling the escalating terrorism and violence between French military forces and the Algerian guerrilla movement.
Awards and Nominations:
Golden Lion, FIPRESCI Prize (Venice Film Festival, 1966)
Best Foreign Language Film nomination (Academy Awards, 1967)
Best Director nomination - Gillo Pontecorvo (Academy Awards, 1969)
Best Writing, Story & Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen nomination - Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo (Academy Awards, 1969)
UN Award (BAFTA, 1972)
"ASTONISHING! A political thriller of unmatched realism!"
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A GREAT FILM...Everything about this film says it's real, it's happening now, it's important."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"PULSES WITH ENERGY! As urgent, intense, prescient as ever!"
- Ann Hornady, The Washington Post
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