RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 55859304 LA French and Arabic dialogue, optional English subtitles. T1 La bataille d'Alger The battle of Algiers A1 Pontecorvo, Gillo,, Solinas, Franco,, Haggiag, Brahim., Martin, Jean,, Saadi, Yacef,, Kerbash, Samia., Paletti, Ugo., Gatti, M., Morricone, Ennio., Saadi, Yacef,, Casbah Films., Igor Film., Criterion Collection (Firm), PB Criterion Collection PP Irvington, N.Y. YR 2004 SN 0780028872 9780780028876 AB Dramatizes 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.