The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Revolt that Stirred the World!

  • Genre: Drama, War, History
  • Release Date: 1966-09-08
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 292 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Igor Film
  • Production Country: Italy, Algeria
  • Director:
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Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

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  • Brahim Hadjadj

    as Ali La Pointe
  • Jean Martin

    as Col. Mathieu
  • Yacef Saadi

    as Djafar
  • Ugo Paletti

    as Captain
  • Fusia El Kader

    as Halima
  • Samia Kerbash

    as One of the girls
  • Mohamed Ben Kassen

    as Petit Omar
  • Gene Wesson

    as (uncredited)
Directing Gillo Pontecorvo Director
Writing Gillo Pontecorvo Writer
Writing Franco Solinas Writer
Production Antonio Musu Producer
Production Yacef Saadi Producer
Production Fred Baker Executive Producer
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Sound Gillo Pontecorvo Original Music Composer
Editing Mario Morra Editor
Editing Mario Serandrei Editor
Lighting Nazzareno Belardinelli Gaffer
Art Sergio Canevari Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Hamdi Mohamed Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Maurizio Giustini Makeup Artist
Camera Silvano Mancini Camera Operator
Camera Marcello Gatti Director of Photography
Camera Claudio Racca Camera Operator
Editing Anna Maria Montanari First Assistant Editor
Production Sergio Merolle Production Manager
Production Mohamed Hadj Smaïn Production Supervisor
Directing Fernando Morandi Assistant Director
Crew Giuliano Montaldo Second Unit
Directing Moussa Haddad Assistant Director
Crew Aldo Gasparri Special Effects
Editing Lina Caterini Assistant Editor
Sound Bruno Nicolai Music Director
Crew Margherita Autuori Unit Publicist
Production Enrico Lucherini Publicist
Crew Matteo Spinola Unit Publicist
Directing Sarah Maldoror Assistant Director
Sound Omar Bouksani Sound Designer
Sound Alberto Bartolomei Sound Designer