La Bataille d’Alger
The Battle of Algiers
La battaglia di Algeri
ZW - NB ⁄ 121' ⁄ ST - OND: EN
Gillo Pontecorvo, Italië - Italie, Algeria 1966, Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
Released just four years after Algeria had secured its independence from France, this technical and dramatic masterclass has lost none of its power to shock and provoke.
Despite winning the Golden Lion at Venice and being nominated for three Academy Awards, The Battle of Algiers was banned in France for five years. It's this contentiousness on which its reputation still rests.