Not Rated | | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Film critics and historians have identified this film as one of the first to depict North Africans as complex and fully-developed characters. Historians have argued that previous films had largely included North Africans as little more than part of the backdrop or scenery; this film, in contrast, dealt with them as people.
Couldn't you have talked sooner? It would've gone easier for you.
In one scene, the rebels plant bombs in three locations in 1956. At one of the locations, the song "Rebecca" by Los Chakachas is playing on the jukebox. The song wasn't released until 1959.
French, Arabic, English
$64,870 11 January 2004
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