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A.k.a.
The Battle of Algiers
Year
1966
Runtime
121 min.
Director
Gillo Pontecorvo
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
38,956
Checks
8,580
Favs
1,065
Dislikes
61
Favs/checks
12.4% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  1. mi-16evil's avatar

    mi-16evil

    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.
    10 years 4 months ago
  2. ReVision's avatar

    ReVision

    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.
    9 years 10 months ago
  3. ignatzkat's avatar

    ignatzkat

    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. 10 years 9 months ago
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