The Battle Of Algiers
Monday, 19 January, 2009 at 7:30pm

Gillo Pontecorvo. Algeria/Italy.1966.121 mins. Sub-titles. Cert 15. New print.

An even-handed and unflinching documentary-style account of the Algerian civil war of the 1950s, using actors who were actually in the conflict. Heartbreak and exhilaration in equal measure, and a spine-tingling score add up to a masterpiece of cinéma vérité.

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