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The Resource La bataille d' Alger : the Battle of Algiers, Casbah Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production, Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi avec la collaboration de Igor Film-Rome, (videorecording/.)

La bataille d' Alger : the Battle of Algiers, Casbah Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production, Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi avec la collaboration de Igor Film-Rome, (videorecording/.)

Label
La bataille d' Alger : the Battle of Algiers
Title
La bataille d' Alger
Title remainder
the Battle of Algiers
Statement of responsibility
Casbah Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production, Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi avec la collaboration de Igor Film-Rome
Title variation
Battle of Algiers
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Filmmaker
Film producer
Narrator
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • ara
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
The film is considered one of the most influential political films in history, by Gillo Pontecorvo. 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, etc. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Battaglia di Algeri (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Production designer, Sergio Canevari ; edited by Mario Serandrei and Mario Morra ; director of photography, Marcello Gatti ; music, Ennio Morricone and Gillo Pontecorvo
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
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Language note
In French and Arabic; with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B38 2013
PerformerNote
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar
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  • 1919-2006
  • 1927-1982
  • 1928-
  • 1922-2009
  • 1907-1966
  • 1935-
  • 1951-
  • 1963-
  • 1951-
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  • Pontecorvo, Gillo
  • Solinas, Franco
  • Saadi, Yacef
  • Haggiag, Brahim
  • Martin, Jean
  • Kerbash, Samia
  • Paletti, Ugo
  • El Kader, Fusia
  • Canevari, Sergio
  • Serandrei, Mario
  • Morra, Mario
  • Gatti, M.
  • Morricone, Ennio
  • Said, Edward W.
  • Lee, Spike
  • Nair, Mira
  • Schnabel, Julian
  • Soderbergh, Steven
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Rotman, Patrick
  • Isham, Christopher
  • Clarke, Richard A.
  • Sheehan, Michael A.
  • Matthews, Peter
  • Kapil, Arun
  • Casbah Films
  • Igor Film
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
121
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
249
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  • Revolution (Algeria : 1954-1962)
  • Algeria
  • Algiers (Algeria)
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
Technique
live action
Label
La bataille d' Alger : the Battle of Algiers, Casbah Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production, Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi avec la collaboration de Igor Film-Rome, (videorecording/.)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on a true story by Saadi Yacef
  • Special features: Disc 1: Production gallery; Theatrical trailers. Disc 2: Gillo Pontecorvo : the dictatorship of truth (documentary of the director presented by literary critic Edward Said); Marxist poetry : the making of The battle of Algiers; Five directors (interviews with filmmakers Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance). Disc 3: Remembering history (documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence); "États d'armes" (documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion); A case study (program featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts Christopher Isham, Richard A. Clarke, and Michael A. Sheehan); Return to Algiers (documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence). Booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews, a reprinted interview with cowriter Franco Solinas, and biographical sketches of key figures in the French-Algerian War by political science scholar Arun Kapil
Accompanying material
1 booklet (35 pages ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. The film -- disc 2. Pontecorvo and the film -- disc 3. The film and history
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
3 videodiscs (121 min.)
Isbn
9781604657722
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515109611
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2303D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn855019036
  • (OCoLC)855019036
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) aspect ratio, monoaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La bataille d' Alger : the Battle of Algiers, Casbah Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production, Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi avec la collaboration de Igor Film-Rome, (videorecording/.)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on a true story by Saadi Yacef
  • Special features: Disc 1: Production gallery; Theatrical trailers. Disc 2: Gillo Pontecorvo : the dictatorship of truth (documentary of the director presented by literary critic Edward Said); Marxist poetry : the making of The battle of Algiers; Five directors (interviews with filmmakers Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance). Disc 3: Remembering history (documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence); "États d'armes" (documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion); A case study (program featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts Christopher Isham, Richard A. Clarke, and Michael A. Sheehan); Return to Algiers (documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence). Booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews, a reprinted interview with cowriter Franco Solinas, and biographical sketches of key figures in the French-Algerian War by political science scholar Arun Kapil
Accompanying material
1 booklet (35 pages ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. The film -- disc 2. Pontecorvo and the film -- disc 3. The film and history
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
3 videodiscs (121 min.)
Isbn
9781604657722
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515109611
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2303D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn855019036
  • (OCoLC)855019036
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) aspect ratio, monoaural
Video recording format
DVD

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