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La battaglia di Algeri
Archived: La battaglia di Algeri - The Battle of Algiers (1966)

director: Gillo Pontecorvo

composer: Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo
With: Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Brahim Hadjadj, a.o.

Archived
duration: 121 minutes
War, Historical

Classics

"Like 'Potemkin' it's an epic in the form of a created documentary; it's a reconstruction of the events of 1954 to 1957 in the guerrilla war waged by the National Liberation Front against the French authorities, with the oppressed, angry masses as the hero." (Pauline Kael)

UGent Morning Sessions
On Tuesday 17 October, the 9:30 screening of 'La battagli di Algeri' consists of a short introduction, the screening of the film itself and a discussion afterwards with Daniël Biltereyst, professor at Ghent University.
Click here for an overview of all UGent Morning Sessions during Film Fest Gent.

Credits

director: Gillo Pontecorvo
composer: Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo
producer: Antonio Musu, Yacef Saadi
screenplay: Franco Solinas & Gillo Pontecorvo
Editor: Mario Morra & Mario Serandrei
Cinematography: Marcello Gatti

production company: Casbah Film

More info

dialogue: French, Arabic, English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: Algeria - Italy
year: 1966

Official site

Filmography

GILLO PONTECORVO (1919-2006): Missione Timiriazev (1953), Porta Portese (1954), Festa a Castelluccio (1954), Uomini del marmo (1955, short), Cani dietro le sbarre (1955), Giovanna (1955, short), Die Windrose (1957), La grande strada azzurra (1957), Gli uomini del lago (1959), Pane e zolfo (1959), Kapò (1960), La battaglia di Algeri (1966), Burn! (1969), Ogro (1979), L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer (1984), 12 registi per 12 città (1989), Roma dodici Novembre 1994 (1995, short), Nostalgia di protezione (1997, short), Another World Is Possible (2001), La primavera del 2002 - L'Italia protesta, l'Italia si ferma (2002), Firenze, il nostro domani (2003).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

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