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The battle of Algiers La bataille d'Alger

Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004].

3 videodiscs (ca. 125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

Focuses on 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 cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.

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ISBN:

978-0-7800-2887-6

Dewey Class No:

791.43/72 22

Title:

The battle of Algiers [DVD videorecording] =] : La bataille d'Alger / Rialto Pictures ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producers, Antonio Musu, Saadi Yacef ; writer, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.

VaryingTitle:

Bataille d'Alger.

Edition:

Special ed. ; Widescreen.

Publisher:

Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004].

Physical:

3 videodiscs (ca. 125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

Series:

The criterion collection ; 249.

Notes:

Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.

Notes:

Special features: Disc 1: new high-definition transfer of film; "Return to Algiers (1992, 55 min.); theatrical and re-release trailers; poster gallery; Disc 2: the making-of "The battle of Algiers"; "The dictatorship of truth" a 37-min. documentary; directors commentary on "The battle of Algiers"; Disc 3: documentary "The battle of Algiers and history"; "États d'armes" 30-min. excerpt from 'L'ennemi intime'; "How to win the battle, but lose the war of ideas" a conversation.

ParticipantNote:

Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader.

Summary:

Focuses on 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 cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.

Subject:

Torture--Algeria--Drama.

Subject:

Autonomy--Drama.

Subject:

Feature films.

Subject:

DVDs.

AE:PersName:

Pontecorvo, Gillo, 1919-2006.

AE:PersName:

Haggiag, Brahim.

AE:PersName:

Martin, Jean, 1922-2009.

AE:PersName:

Saadi, Yacef, 1928-

AE:PersName:

Kerbash, Samia.

AE:PersName:

Paletti, Ugo.

AE:PersName:

Gatti, M. (Marcello)

AE:PersName:

Morricone, Ennio.

AE:CorpName:

Criterion Collection (Firm)

AE:CorpName:

Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

SAE:UnifrmTitle:

Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 249.

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