- Release Date:January 9th, 2004
- Starring: 18 more cast & crew »
- Director:Gillo Pontecorvo
- Writer:Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas
- Studio:Rialto Pictures
- Genre:Drama, War
- Official Site:rialtopictures.com/battle.html
- Box Office:$815,345
- On iTunes: for $14.99
Shot on location, and starring actual FLN rebels, The Battle of Algiers is one of the most viciously realistic films of all time. Initially banned by the French government, it quickly won wide acclaim: an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film and garnishing 11 international awards. Struggling to rid their country of French colonialism, Ali L Pointed and his terrorist group painting the streets of Casbah red with the blood of their enemies. Children shoot soldiers at point blank range. Women plant bombs in cafes. Soon the entire Arab population builds to a mad fervor. French Colonel Phillipe Mathieu, a highly decorated officer, is called upon to quash the uprising. But Algiers is on fire and the battle has just begun. More »
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