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    Unique ID Code: 0000054235
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    Added on: 9/10/2003 19:11
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    Battle Of Algiers, The (UK)

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    The Revolt that Stirred the World!
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 116 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Set during the 1954 to 1962 Franco-Algerian conflict, Gillo Pontecorvo`s The Battle of Algiers effectively and authentically recreates the pivotal political events that took place in the city of Algiers between 1954 and 1957. In an attempt to end French colonialism, which had been in place since 1830, in 1954 the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) began a war of liberation, using terrorism to highlight the plight of the Algerian people to the rest of the world. Shot documentary-style in grainy, newsreel quality monochrome, The Battle of Algiers is an extremely powerful, deeply moving and often shocking cinematic experience.

    Special Features:
    Interview with director Gillo Pontecorvo
    Production stills gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

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    Directed By:
    Gillo Pontecorvo

    Written By:

    Samia Kerbash
    Brahim Haggiag
    Yacef Saadi
    Jean Martin

    Soundtrack By:
    Gillo Pontecorvo
    Ennio Morricone

    Director of Photography:
    Marcello Gatti

    Mario Serandrei
    Mario Morra

    Costume Designer:
    Giovanni Axerio

    Production Designer:
    Sergio Canevari

    Yacef Saadi
    Antonio Musu

    Argent Films

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