Episode 22

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

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December 3rd, 2021

1 hr 35 mins 52 secs

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A rebellion film if there ever was one, Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo's magnum opus dramatizes the fight against French Colonialism in 1950s Algeria.

A quintessential example of Italian neorealism, the documentary-style of the filming, the film stock itself, and the use of non-professional actors give this film a gritty, real-life feel.

It has been an inspiration to terrorist organizations and governments alike, and is an important and thought-provoking part of cinema history.

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