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The Resource La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi, (videorecording)

La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi, (videorecording)

Label
La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers
Title
La bataille d'Alger
Title remainder
The battle of Algiers
Statement of responsibility
un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi
Title variation
Battle of Algiers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • ara
  • eng
  • fre
  • ara
  • fre
Summary
Dramatizes 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
Member of
Awards note
Venice Film Festive, Golden Lion, 1966; International Film Critics Award, 1966; City of Venice Award, 1966.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Marcello Gatti ; editors, Mario Serandrei & Mario Morra ; music, Ennio Morricone & Gillo Pontecorvo ; production designer, Sergio Canevari
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
French and Arabic dialogue, optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar
Runtime
121
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
249
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Special features: Disc 1: theatrical and re-release trailers; production gallery. Disc 2: "Gillo Pontecorvo: the dictatorship of truth," a 37 min. documentary made in 1992 about Pontecorvo; The making of The battle of Algiers (51 min.); Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone discuss the film (17 min.). Disc 3: "Remembering history," a 69 min. documentary about the Algerian Revolution; "États d'armes," 28 min. of excerpts from Patrick Rotman's 3-part documentary, L'Ennemi Intime, which focuses on the horror of the Revolution; "The battle of Algiers, a case study" a 25 min. conversation about the contemporary relevance of The battle of Algiers between former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Richard A. Clarke, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Michael A. Sheehan, and Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News, Christopher E. Isham; "Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers" (1992) (58 min.)
  • Accompanying booklet includes an essay by film scholar Peter Matthews; a reprinted interview with writer Franco Solinas; and brief biographies on the key figures in the French-Algerian War
Accompanying material
1 booklet (55 p. ; 19 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
disc. 1. The battle of Algiers (121 min.) -- disc. 2. Pontecorvo and the film -- disc. 3. The film and history
Control code
55859304
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (121 min.)
Isbn
9780780028876
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429195628
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
BAT120
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55859304
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Special features: Disc 1: theatrical and re-release trailers; production gallery. Disc 2: "Gillo Pontecorvo: the dictatorship of truth," a 37 min. documentary made in 1992 about Pontecorvo; The making of The battle of Algiers (51 min.); Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone discuss the film (17 min.). Disc 3: "Remembering history," a 69 min. documentary about the Algerian Revolution; "États d'armes," 28 min. of excerpts from Patrick Rotman's 3-part documentary, L'Ennemi Intime, which focuses on the horror of the Revolution; "The battle of Algiers, a case study" a 25 min. conversation about the contemporary relevance of The battle of Algiers between former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Richard A. Clarke, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Michael A. Sheehan, and Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News, Christopher E. Isham; "Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers" (1992) (58 min.)
  • Accompanying booklet includes an essay by film scholar Peter Matthews; a reprinted interview with writer Franco Solinas; and brief biographies on the key figures in the French-Algerian War
Accompanying material
1 booklet (55 p. ; 19 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
disc. 1. The battle of Algiers (121 min.) -- disc. 2. Pontecorvo and the film -- disc. 3. The film and history
Control code
55859304
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (121 min.)
Isbn
9780780028876
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429195628
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
BAT120
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55859304
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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