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The Battle of Algiers [1966 film]

by Gillo Pontecorvo (Director), Marcelo Gatti (Director of photography), Franco Solinas (Screenwriter), Saadi Yacef (Producer)

Other authors: Mario Morra (Film editor), Ennio Morricone (Composer), Mario Serandrei (Film editor)

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Pontecorvo, GilloDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gatti, MarceloDirector of photographymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Solinas, FrancoScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Yacef, SaadiProducermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Morra, MarioFilm editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morricone, EnnioComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Serandrei, MarioFilm editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Altman, JasonText editor (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Becker, PeterExecutive producer (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Benbrahim, TarikFeature translation and subitles (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Richard A.Intervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Friedman, StephanieMasters and subitle supervision (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hendrickson, KimProducer (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Isham, Christopher E.Discussion moderatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapil, ArunContributor (Booklet)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, SpikeIntervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lorenz-Palchetti, KarenItalian subtitle translation (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lustgarten, AbbeyProducer (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mabilon, AlexandreFrench Producer (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Massey, LynnFrench subtitle translation (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthews, PeterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nair, MiraIntervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Said, EdwardNarrator (Documentary)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schnabel, JulianIntervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schoch, CynthiaTranslator (Booklet, p. 14-19)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Semans, AndrewText editor (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shaw, HeatherEditorial manager (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sheehan, Michael A.Intervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Soderbergh, StevenIntervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Solinas, PierNicoInterviewer (Booklet, p.28-40)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stone, OliverIntervieweesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Takagi, FumikoExecutive producer (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turell, JonathanExecutive producer (DVD)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Battle of Algiers (Italian: La battaglia di Algeri; Arabic: معركة الجزائر‎‎; French: La Bataille d'Alger) is a 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef. It is based on occurrences during the Algerian War (1954–62) against the French government in North Africa; the most prominent being the titular Battle of Algiers. It was shot on location and the film score was composed by Ennio Morricone. The film, which was shot in a Rossellini-inspired newsreel style—in black and white with documentary-type editing—is often associated with Italian neorealism cinema
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Dramatizes the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.… (more)

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