The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Original Title: La battaglia di Algeri


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Drama, Made in Europe, War & Military
1h 57min


Brahim Hadjadj
Ali La Pointe
Jean Martin
Col. Mathieu
Samia Kerbash
One of the girls
Gene Wesson


Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

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