The Film Forum presents the fiftieth anniversary of "The Battle of Algiers." Co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef. It is based on the events during the Algerian War (1954-62) against the French Government in North Africa; the most prominent being the Battle of Algiers, the capital of Algeria. The film has been critically celebrated, and occupies the 48th place on the "Critics Top 250 Films" by Sight & Sound.
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