Not Rated | | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
The only professional actor in the film is Jean Martin as Coloniel Matthieu. Director Gillo Pontecorvo wanted at least one professional actor, particularly in that pivotal role. The two argued frequently on set as Pontecorvo was trying to reign in Martin so that his ... ...
There are 80,000 Arabs in the Kasbah. Are they all against us? We know they're not. In reality, it's only a small minority that dominates with terror and violence. This minority is our adversary and we must isolate and destroy it.
The foot responsible for tripping Ali when running down the street changes from the right to the left foot between cuts.
French, Arabic, English
$64,870 (USA) (9 January 2004)
$55,908 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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