La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
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- The Battle of Algiers
- 121 min.
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Better than i expected, its got this really realistic documentary style. Also it shows the battle from both sides and it doesn't favor any.
As for the score, i thought it was quite good and it matched the setting and feel of the movie very accurately.
Absolutely incredible film. The documentary style and the beautiful editing creating a powerful film that analyzes both what it takes to create and destroy an insurgency.
Also I find it very fascinating that much of the footage easily looks like footage of the revolutions in Egypt and Syria today.
This should be on the Spiritually Significant list. I can't think of another film I've seen that does as good a job of posing troubling moral questions.
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