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Battle Of Algiers, The (Directors Suite) (DVD)

Battle Of Algiers, The (Directors Suite)

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Synopsis
One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of... more »
Rating
M
Release
16/03/05
Genres
Drama, War, Foreign
Actors
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash,   more »
Director
Gillo Pontecorvo
Format
DVD-Video

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One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria’s struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range; women plant bombs in caf's. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. The Battle of Algiers is a film, still with astonishing relevance today.

Special Features

  • Ritratti Italiani: Gillo Pontecorvo Documentary
  • Return To Algiers (1992, 55 Minutes): Three Decades Following Its Emergence As A Nation, Director Gillo Pontecorvo And His Son Return To Algeria To Talk With Its People About Independence.
  • Poster Gallery And Production Stills
  • Theatrical And Re-release Trailers
  • New High-definition Digital Transfer, Supervised By Cinematographer Marcello Gratti, With Restored Image And Sound.
  • New And Improved English Subtitle Translation

Distributor
Madman
Year of Release
1965
Country of Origin
Italy
Run Time (minutes)
117
Language
  • French
  • Arabic
Subtitle Language
English
Audio Format
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • French
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33:1 Fullscreen
  • 1.85:1
Transfer Aspect Ratio
4:3
DVD Region
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Disc Packaging
Box set
First Released
2005-03-15
Number of Discs
1
Disc Features
  • Anamorphic
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selection
Video Format
PAL

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