The Battle of Algiers

Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin; Director: Gillo Pontecorvo; Author: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas; Release Date Wide: 01/09/2004; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Rialto Pictures

Rereleased in selected cities, Gillo Pontecorvo’s seismic 1965 docudrama about the Algerian revolution anatomizes modern terrorist warfare: the cells, the cultish leaders, the brute cycle of attack and counterattack.

Originally posted January 23 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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