Battle of Algiers- A masterpiece

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Battle of Algiers- A masterpiece

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Not surprisingly it is about Algiers and Battles. Told from the revolutionaries side but whew is it rough... one of my top 10 films (not just war either) but I just watched today. And the Criterion has super cool additions, get that copy.

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Algiers-C ... B0002JP2OI

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My god, :nobody

this is bad even for B16 standards

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This movie is so god damned good.

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I saw it in the early 80s on tv if I remember correctly.Black and white int it? The frogs won that war,but per usual got betrayed by the politicos (so now they`ve got a bit of a problem with north african slums in France instead.....).
You`ll toughen up.Unless you have a serious medical condition commonly refered to as
"being a pussy".

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Yes. It is worth a rewatch. Get the Criterion edition for the add ons if possible.

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Bobby wrote:I saw it in the early 80s on tv
Of course you did.
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Isn't this the one where an Algerian guide teaches a French soldier how to tell time in the desert?

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History lesson learned early in life.
That was the famous 1st REP
FFL General Challe and French forces Generals Massu and Bigeard. Tough legends, especially Bigeard.
Read up on the 'Generals Putsch"
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