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The Battle of Algiers

Summary The Battle of Algiers 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 cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the stre...

The Battle of Algiers

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 73 User Ratings
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Summary The Battle of Algiers 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 cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the stre...

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Universal Acclaim Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 73 User Ratings
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Universal Acclaim Based on 73 User Ratings
8.3
85% Positive
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12% Mixed
9 Ratings
3% Negative
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Production Company Igor Film, Casbah Film
Release Date Jan 9, 2004
Duration 2 h 1 m
Rating Not Rated
Tagline The French Colonel...who was forced even to torture! One of the many women...who stopped at nothing to win! The Algerian Street Boy...who became a rebel hero!
Academy Awards, USA
3 Nominations
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
• 3 Wins & 6 Nominations
Venice Film Festival
• 3 Wins & 3 Nominations