Thursday, October 14, 2010
THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1965, ALGERIA)
Gillo Pontecorvo's documentary style drama on the 1954-57 liberation of Algeria from French occupation is a must see for:
· Film buffs
· Students of History
· Terrorists/Freedom fighters
· Colonial oppressors/liberators.
· Pretty much anyone else.
I see the phrase "a great achievement" bandied about in a lot of movie reviews and think it is much overused. That being said,
The Battle of Algiers
I would say, is "a great achievement!"
Haven’t seen it yet? Well get to it, mate!
1001: A Film Odyssey is produced, directed and written by Chris, a librarian.
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