Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Battle of Algiers (1966) Film Review

No war in anger was ever won. This saying describes the 1966 French film “The Battle of Algiers”. The Battle of Algiers was directed by Gilo Pontecorvo. Fun fact the only real actor was Jean Martin. Jean Martin played as Coloniel Matthieu, Brahim Haggiag played as Ali La Pointe, and Fusia El Kader played as Halima.

The Battle of Algiers is about two different nations and one land both people want. The Battle of Algiers is an interpretation of the eight year long war going on in Algiers. In The Battle of Algiers the French want to keep Algiers but the FLN want Algiers to be free again.

The most memorable part of the film for me was that the FLN stood up for their country and they wanted to keep Algiers away from the French.

I noticed that the director of the film made the film look like a documentary but the director states not one inch of that film is a documentary it is all staged. I also noticed that even the smallest role in the film made the biggest difference to the story line.

In all I did like the film, but it was confusing to me because of the language difference. You should watch this movie. I give this movie a 4 out of 5 star rating.  

By Felicity

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