The Battle of Algiers

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.

Year

1966

Movie time

121 min

Directed by

Gillo Pontecorvo

Cast

Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

8.1/10

IMDB

99%

Rotten Tomatoes

96/100

Metacritic