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The Resource La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, Rialto Pictures ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producers, Antonio Musu, Saadi Yacef ; writer, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, Rialto Pictures ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producers, Antonio Musu, Saadi Yacef ; writer, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Label
La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers
Title
La bataille d'Alger
Title remainder
The battle of Algiers
Statement of responsibility
Rialto Pictures ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producers, Antonio Musu, Saadi Yacef ; writer, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Title variation
Battle of Algiers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • ara
  • eng
  • fre
  • ara
  • fre
Summary
Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Marcello Gatti ; editors, Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei ; original music, Ennio Morricone ; production designer, Sergio Canevari
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
French and Arabic dialogue, English subtitles
PerformerNote
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader
Runtime
125
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
249
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, Rialto Pictures ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producers, Antonio Musu, Saadi Yacef ; writer, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1965
  • Special features: Disc 1: new high-definition transfer of film; "Return to Algiers (1992, 55 min.); theatrical and re-release trailers; poster gallery; Disc 2: the making-of "The battle of Algiers"; "The dictatorship of truth" a 37-min. documentary; directors commentary on "The battle of Algiers"; Disc 3: documentary "The battle of Algiers and history"; "États d'armes" 30-min. excerpt from 'L'ennemi intime'; "How to win the battle, but lose the war of ideas" a conversation
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
927087
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 125 min.)
Isbn
9780780028876
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429195628
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
BAT120
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 927087
  • (Sirsi) 927087
  • (OCoLC)55859304
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La bataille d'Alger : The battle of Algiers, Rialto Pictures ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producers, Antonio Musu, Saadi Yacef ; writer, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas ; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1965
  • Special features: Disc 1: new high-definition transfer of film; "Return to Algiers (1992, 55 min.); theatrical and re-release trailers; poster gallery; Disc 2: the making-of "The battle of Algiers"; "The dictatorship of truth" a 37-min. documentary; directors commentary on "The battle of Algiers"; Disc 3: documentary "The battle of Algiers and history"; "États d'armes" 30-min. excerpt from 'L'ennemi intime'; "How to win the battle, but lose the war of ideas" a conversation
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
927087
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 125 min.)
Isbn
9780780028876
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429195628
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
BAT120
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 927087
  • (Sirsi) 927087
  • (OCoLC)55859304
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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