Coverart for item
The Resource The Battle of Algiers, Casbah-Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi

The Battle of Algiers, Casbah-Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi

Label
The Battle of Algiers
Title
The Battle of Algiers
Statement of responsibility
Casbah-Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi
Title variation
  • Bataille d'Alger
  • Battle of Algiers
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ara
  • fre
  • eng
  • ara
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style
Related
Member of
Awards note
Venice Film Festive, Golden Lion, 1966; International Film Critics Award, 1966; City of Venice Award, 1966.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Battaglia di Algeri (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
SqzY03UR2ik
Credits note
Director of photography, Marcello Gatti ; editors, Mario Serandrei & Mario Morra ; music, Ennio Morricone & Gillo Pontecorvo ; production designer, Sergio Canevari
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
French and Arabic dialogue, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B383 2011
PerformerNote
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1919-2006
  • 1927-1982
  • 1928-
  • 1922-2009
  • 1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pontecorvo, Gillo
  • Solinas, Franco
  • Saadi, Yacef
  • Haggiag, Brahim
  • Martin, Jean
  • Kerbash, Samia
  • Paletti, Ugo
  • Gatti, M.
  • Morricone, Ennio
  • Saadi, Yacef
  • Casbah Films
  • Igor Film
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
121
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
249
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jabhat al-Taḥrīr al-Qawmī
  • Jabhat al-Taḥrīr al-Qawmī
  • Revolution (Algeria : 1954-1962)
  • Torture
  • Terrorism
  • Autonomy
  • Algeria
  • Kasbah (Algiers, Algeria)
  • Autonomy
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
Technique
live action
Label
The Battle of Algiers, Casbah-Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on: Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger / Saadi Yacef
  • Special features: Disc 1: "Gillo Pontecorvo : the dictatorship of truth," a documentary narrated by literary critic Edward Said; "Marxist poetry : the making of The battle of Algiers," a documentary featuring interviews with Pontecorvo, Gatti, and composer Ennio Morricone, among others; interview with Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance; production gallery; theatrical and rerelease trailers. Disc 2: "Remembering history," a documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence; "États d'armes," a documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion; "The battle of Algiers : a case study," a video piece featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts; "Gillo Pontecorvo's return to Algiers," a documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence
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
Contents
disc 1. The battle of Algiers -- disc 2. History and the film
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved two-disc Blu-ray special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (121 min.)
Isbn
9781604654608
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515085113
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2042BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn744675829
  • (OCoLC)744675829
System details
  • Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); mono
  • Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The Battle of Algiers, Casbah-Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Based on: Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger / Saadi Yacef
  • Special features: Disc 1: "Gillo Pontecorvo : the dictatorship of truth," a documentary narrated by literary critic Edward Said; "Marxist poetry : the making of The battle of Algiers," a documentary featuring interviews with Pontecorvo, Gatti, and composer Ennio Morricone, among others; interview with Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance; production gallery; theatrical and rerelease trailers. Disc 2: "Remembering history," a documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence; "États d'armes," a documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion; "The battle of Algiers : a case study," a video piece featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts; "Gillo Pontecorvo's return to Algiers," a documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence
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
Contents
disc 1. The battle of Algiers -- disc 2. History and the film
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved two-disc Blu-ray special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (121 min.)
Isbn
9781604654608
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515085113
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2042BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn744675829
  • (OCoLC)744675829
System details
  • Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); mono
  • Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...