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 Colonel Mathieu. 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 performance would lie better with those of the non-professionals.
Couldn't you have talked sooner? It would've gone easier for you.
After the French officer is shot by his car, as he is being carried away the actor is holding his head up. Normally his head would fall back when carried so soon after death.
Arabic, French, English
$64,870 11 January 2004