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The Resource The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Label
The Battle of Algiers
Title
The Battle of Algiers
Statement of responsibility
directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
  • Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style
  • "A Masterpiece! Moves like a thriller."--J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
  • "Surely the most harrowing political epic ever."--Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker
  • "Legendary... Riveting! A great movie."--Stuart Klawans, The New York Times
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Gillo Pontecorvo
Intended audience
OFRB rating: PG
Language note
French and Arabic language tracks ; English subtitles
PerformerNote
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar
Runtime
121
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/498/000000000010498241.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on: Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger / Saadi Yacef
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn744675829
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition
Extent
2 Blu-rays (ca. 121 min.)
Isbn
9781604654608
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515085113
Other physical details
sound., black and white.
Publisher number
  • 10498241
  • 249
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/498/000000000010498241.gif
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on: Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger / Saadi Yacef
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn744675829
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition
Extent
2 Blu-rays (ca. 121 min.)
Isbn
9781604654608
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515085113
Other physical details
sound., black and white.
Publisher number
  • 10498241
  • 249
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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