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Festival in Media
Section: Apollo - Cinema Memories
Country: Italy Algeria
Year: 1966


La battaglia di Algeri 

B&W/121 minutes

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo Screenplay: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas Cinematography: Marcello Gatti Editing: Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei Music:Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo Cast:Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Tommaso Neri

A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.

Production: Igor Film/Casbah Film


Gillo Pontecorvo was born on November 19, 1919 in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy as Gilberto Pontecorvo. He was a director and writer, known for The Battle of Algiers (1966), Kapò (1960) and Burn! (1969). He died on October 12, 2006 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.







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