Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
One of the few film in Oscar history to be a nominee in two separate non-consecutive years. It was a foreign film nominee for 1966, and then a nominee for screenplay and direction for 1968.
Should we remain in Algeria? If you answer "yes," then you must accept all the necessary consequences.
In the final scenes of the film, showing the mass street protests, the French police are backed up by armored vehicles that are, in fact, Soviet-made SU-100 tank destroyers. These were part of the Algerian military when the film was made in 1966 after independence, but would not have been present or used by the French at any time.
French, Arabic, English
$64,870 (USA) (9 January 2004)
$55,908 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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