Battle of Algiers - Dual Format Special Edition (DVD+BLU)
This gripping French drama based on the Saadi Yacef's book about his experiences during the Algerian War of Independence is nothing less than a masterpiece from Gillo Pontecorvo.
This drama reconstruction follows the people of Algiers fighting for their independence from the French colonial rule during the turbulent final years. Flashbacks depict Ali La Pointe's (Brahim Haggiag) journey as he joins up and eventually becomes a leading member of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) up until his eventual capture in 1957.
The violence escalates on both sides and the true brutality of the war becomes evident as children shoot soldiers, women hide bombs and the French soldiers take extreme measures to contain the rebels.
Following the capture and killing of Ali and the remaining FLN members, the story subsequently focuses on the declaration of Algerian independence in 1962.
Release Date: 5th Feb 2018
No. Discs: DVD + BLU-RAY
Running Time: 1hr 57