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Employs mock newsreel footage to graphically dramatize
France's unsuccessful attempt to contain Algerian nationalism in the
late 1950s and early 1960s. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1966 Venice
International Film Festival.
Not rated but contains strong scenes of violence.
from the Washington Post
Review from the New York times
file of NPR's All Things Considered feature after the re-release of
"What does the Pentagon see in 'Battle of
"The Battle of Algiers and Its Lessons"
French Imperialism Was Defeated" from Workers Vanguard
(publication of the International Communist League)