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Title: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Angel Eyes on February 06, 2004, 06:29:27 AM
Battle of Algiers, Film Four tonight at midnight in UK.
Italian director Pontecorvo and a great Morricone score.
You've probably all seen it anyway...


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: shorty larsen on February 06, 2004, 11:50:39 AM
"Great Morricone score".

I agree!


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: The Hunchback on February 08, 2004, 05:40:32 PM
Many of you probably already know, but for those that don't, THE BATTLE OF ALGIER was co-written by the co-writer of BULLET FOR A GENRAL.

This is interesting to note since BULLET FOR A GENERAL was one of the more political spaghetti westerns.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: shorty larsen on February 09, 2004, 11:41:42 AM
Yes, Pontecorvo's movies are very political in general.

I remember "Queimada" with Marlon Brando and a haunting socre by Morricone.

In the movie, Pontecorvo is extremely agressive with the United Kingdom and its policy in Latin America in the XIXth century.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: General Sibley on November 20, 2004, 05:20:23 AM
Battle of Algiers was just re-released.

Very controversial film when it was originally released (in 1966 I believe).  About the Algerian revolt against French colonial rule in the late '50s.  Very cool movie, takes two points of view - from the rebels, and from the rulers.  Becomes a "how to" primer on how to organize a revolt, and how to crush it.

Gillo Pontecorvo directs, done in a pseudo-documentary style.  Mostly amateur actors, so you have to get past that.  Excellent Morricone score, although not nearly as polished as his Leone work.  Heavy Bach influence, very mournful - done in C- minor, the saddest of all keys  ;)

After seeing this and Queimada/Burn, I'd have to say that the director/composer relationship for Pontecorvo/Morricone is almost (emphasis ALMOST - don't get your panties in a bunch) as powerful as the Leone/Morricone.   Burn was made after this movie,  that score and that film are as one - you can tell that after Morricone works with a director a couple times he starts to get right into rhythm with him.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on November 20, 2004, 07:37:49 AM
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after Morricone works with a director a couple times he starts to get right into rhythm with him.  
 
 

I agree, I saw BoA about a month ago but on another old VHS Tape will have to view it again.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: John Baldwin on November 21, 2004, 06:59:19 AM
Althought the movie has been shot in 1965, he arrives on our screen (french cinema or television...) in......2004; in fact, our government didn't want it to be projected in cinema. The movie passed nearly in 2000 on the private television, and for the first time on the public television in 2004, nearly one month ago.
My god...it's very stupid!!!


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Nobody on November 22, 2004, 09:23:07 AM
I am tempted by Criterion's package, but I don't have the money for it right now. Looks like an extraordinary release.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: General Sibley on November 23, 2004, 08:41:49 AM
Althought the movie has been shot in 1965, he arrives on our screen (french cinema or television...) in......2004; in fact, our government didn't want it to be projected in cinema. The movie passed nearly in 2000 on the private television, and for the first time on the public television in 2004, nearly one month ago.
My god...it's very stupid!!!

I can see why they'd ban it in France, the torture scenes aren't very flattering.  But I thought it was still pretty balanced, Colonel Mathieu is actually a sympathetic character.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: John Baldwin on November 23, 2004, 11:36:46 AM
Yeah, it is the "censure", but I d'ont understand why it is not exit (? :-\) before, because the end of the Algerian war was in 1962, the 19th March. So why did they wait for a long time???


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: noodles_leone on November 23, 2004, 01:36:53 PM
this war has been "taboo" for a long time in france... we began to talk about the tortures only a few years ago...


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: John Baldwin on November 23, 2004, 01:44:12 PM
Yeah I know, but... ??? ??? ??? For me, the probleme is that we knew what's happened...so... :-\


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: General Sibley on November 23, 2004, 02:55:39 PM
They wouldn't show "Manchurian Candidate" in the U.S. for 30 years after the Kennedy assassination.  There was never an official governmental censure - it was withheld from distribution by the production company.  They thought it would be in bad taste to show it.

But, the Abu Gharib photos were very tasteful and were widely shown here - but they won't show any flag-covered coffins of dead US soldiers.  Us Yanks like torture ;)


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: KERMIT on November 24, 2004, 06:42:32 AM
They wouldn't show "Manchurian Candidate" in the U.S. for 30 years after the Kennedy assassination.  There was never an official governmental censure - it was withheld from distribution by the production company.  They thought it would be in bad taste to show it.

But, the Abu Gharib photos were very tasteful and were widely shown here - but they won't show any flag-covered coffins of dead US soldiers.  Us Yanks like torture ;)

it's a great thriller. larence harvey was born for the role .  frank sinatra was also in it. frank once played a marine psyco bent on assassinating the president in "suddenly".  sinatra was in paris recording an album when kenedy was shot.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: John Baldwin on November 24, 2004, 07:17:32 AM
Today, at the university, I've studied the "censure" in America...Very interesting


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on November 24, 2004, 04:26:09 PM
Tell us what you learned about censure in America, John.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: John Baldwin on November 25, 2004, 02:25:42 AM
I learned that American producers and distributers made an "pact" to say what could be show or not. It's was the Hays' "code". In fact, they made an auto-censure to be not censured by the government. I don't remind the name of this pact. I believe it's the NPDA, but I'm not sure. So we spaeak about that, and about all the foreigners that American studio made come in USA to have news sorts of movies... I saw a extract from "Le vent" ("The wind"?), an old western from Sjöbörg (or a name like that  :-\); it was pretty cool. Some times, I like very much my cinema studies!!!  ;D


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on November 25, 2004, 05:09:53 AM
Ok yea I remember the Hays Code I thought maybe it was something else that you were writting about, like the Motion Picture Rating system.

Pre Hays Code films were getting to the point where they were agitating the latent "puritains " . Check out some of Barbra Stanwick's pre Hay's films if you can find any to see what I mean.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Belkin on November 26, 2004, 11:03:01 AM
Saw this in a small cine club off the FALL'S ROAD back in the 80's.....during the hunger strikes. Scarey!


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Dlanor on November 27, 2004, 04:19:56 PM
The freedom of expression in France is something that makes me laugh. In France, in theory you have the right to express your opinion. BUT the truth is that you can say anything you like except what is forbidden ;D. The last example is the RAPPERS being arrested or threatened to be arrested when their songs are against the police...Not to mention that Sarko, the ex-minister of interior put guys in jail just because they had insulted him. Not to mention you're willing to go in jail if you insult a doctor or a teacher since they enacted this new law. Those who says the freedom of expression exists in this country are liers.
 And that's not true that France isn't doing a colonial war in Ivorian Coast. France doesn't do anything else there than colonialism. And they use pretext that they fight against  the so called "fascism" of Bagbo. But France doesn't seem to think this countries or  the others have grown up enough to live by themselves, they treat them like children whereas they are supposed to be independant since the sixties. Chirac gives order to Bagbo as if he was his minister.  


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on November 28, 2004, 06:45:42 AM
Dlanor, things ain't exactly free here either, with all the corporate mergers and domination of the traditional media it hard to get any idea, that the powers that be disagree with, out to the mainstream. Our only true free to a certain extent mode of expression is this very web we are now communicating on.



Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: John Baldwin on November 28, 2004, 10:15:50 AM
Just watched "Battle of Algier": marvelous, and horrible. How men can make thing like that. It's with evenments like that I've the shame to be French!!! :'(


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: General Sibley on November 29, 2004, 02:05:24 PM
Just watched "Battle of Algier": marvelous, and horrible. How men can make thing like that. It's with evenments like that I've the shame to be French!!! :'(

Nothing to be ashamed of Monsieur Baldwin, simply an imperial power flexing their muscles.  There are some excellent supplements on the DVD, they go into a lot of the background.  France kept the Algerians in line, using force, for 150 years -  President Bush should set aside grievances and ask for some advice, he could sure use it in Iraq.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Film-Junkie Zach on July 17, 2005, 12:17:21 PM
A True Important Classic Film! History repeats itself!


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on July 18, 2005, 05:43:55 AM
I believe that the US government had a screening of this film for DOD officials in late 2003.  Don't know how true that is, but it's a rumor that's gone around a lot.

I've not seen this movie, but it's definitely on my "to-see" list.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: The Smoker on July 20, 2005, 06:17:16 AM
It's true, Groggy.
If you get the Criterion Collection DVD. One of the extras is a 20min discussion The Battle Of Algiers: Case Study. It does mention that the film is commonly used as text book example by both counter (not what to do) and terrorist organisations (what to do).
The talk is between Richard A. Clarke (former counter terrorist co-ordinator), Micheal A. Sheehan (State terrorist cordinator) and Chris E Isham of ABC News.

Lots of talk of  failure in finding the 'hearts and minds' and the films revelance to the present situation in Iraq.

P.S. Like the Danny Aiello avatar.  ;)


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on July 20, 2005, 07:14:33 AM
Thanks for the info and the complement.  I would've done a smaller avatar but this was the only pic of him from OUATIA I could find.  ;D


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Leone Admirer on July 20, 2005, 02:27:01 PM
I am tempted by Criterion's package, but I don't have the money for it right now. Looks like an extraordinary release.

The Criterion release in an excellent release of a fantastic movie. That whole 3rd disc and booklet dedicated to the real events of Algiers and the effect the film has had on current events was fascinating, worth buying definatly.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Jon0 on August 23, 2006, 09:13:20 PM
Just finished it....has a musical score by your guy's main man, Ennio Morricone.

(http://www.orgs.bucknell.edu/hilltop/new%20stuff/battle%20of%20algiers.jpg)


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Sanjuro on August 23, 2006, 10:17:14 PM
Just finished it....has a musical score by your guy's main man, Ennio Morricone.


And what did you think of the movie?


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Aguirre on August 23, 2006, 10:41:40 PM
The score is good, nothing out of this world or above average.

Anyway, the movie is spectacular! Nothing else pulls you from the comfort of your own home into it's world. It's one of the few perfect films out there really. It's really crystal clear, unbiased, just beautiful cinematography. I'm really at a loss for words. Too bad it doesn't get that Citizen Kane-like praise, it really deserves it.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Silenzio on August 23, 2006, 11:32:05 PM
I would rank it as one of my top ten favorite war movies ever made, it truly is magnificent. It's the earliest movie I've seen that used that really documentary-style camerawork during the battle scenes and stuff, makes you really feel like you're there. Great film.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on August 24, 2006, 06:20:22 AM
This is one of those movies I have wanted to see for a very, very long time but haven't been able to.  :'(


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: titoli on August 24, 2006, 07:29:39 AM
I always thought that only the finale was, almost by chance, on a level of pure art and always moved me. The rest was very much hollywoodian in structure, with the good on one side and the bad on the other.
BTW, not all the score is by Morricone. A march was composed by Pontecorvo himself and Morricone arranged it.
 


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Aguirre on August 24, 2006, 11:16:30 AM
I always thought that only the finale was, almost by chance, on a level of pure art and always moved me. The rest was very much hollywoodian in structure, with the good on one side and the bad on the other.


I really have to dissagree with you. I mean wow! Hollywood can't touch this first of all. The line is extremly blured to create the illusion that there really is no good and bad. This is the single most unbiased historical film. It shows both sides of the fence fairly. The whole movie is on a pure art level, if I even knew what that meant.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Jon0 on August 24, 2006, 12:15:12 PM
Evidently they're planning a Hollywood remake. :P


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: titoli on August 24, 2006, 01:44:44 PM
The Battle of Baghdad.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Poggle on August 24, 2006, 01:54:07 PM
Evidently they're planning a Hollywood remake. :P

I hear the title is "Lower the head... Out come balls!"


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Leone Admirer on August 24, 2006, 04:34:28 PM
It's a great film  :) I saw it for the first time last year when the Criterion was released and really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on August 24, 2006, 04:43:43 PM
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The Battle of Baghdad.


You took the words right out of my mouth  ;D


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on August 24, 2006, 04:50:10 PM
Evidently they're planning a Hollywood remake. :P

A direct remake, or a "re-imagining"?  I did hear stories about a Fallujah movie with Harrison Ford, dunno if that's the same thing.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Jon0 on August 24, 2006, 06:26:45 PM
A direct remake, or a "re-imagining"?  I did hear stories about a Fallujah movie with Harrison Ford, dunno if that's the same thing.
Maybe not the most reliable source...but it's at the bottom of the page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Algiers

I'm paraphrasing, but it says that Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Leonardo Dicaprio, etc. are rumored to be being looked at to star


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: titoli on August 24, 2006, 06:28:06 PM
Please, I need the puke emoticon or I'll gag!


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Sanjuro on August 24, 2006, 08:24:23 PM


You took the words right out of my mouth  ;D

Yeah, it's terrifyingly parallel to what's happening in reality.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on August 24, 2006, 08:50:48 PM
Why bother when you can watch the news every night.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Sanjuro on August 24, 2006, 09:25:37 PM
Why bother when you can watch the news every night.

Exactly.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on September 18, 2007, 07:15:25 PM
This is an awesome and deeply disturbing film. The realism and the relevance to today (in broad terms, if not specifics) is truly astonishing. Jean Martin is brilliant as Colonel Mathieu as well. One of the greatest movies ever made.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: dave jenkins on September 18, 2007, 10:53:12 PM
It's a good movie, and I certainly agree about Jean Martin. It depends somewhat on the audience understanding Algerian history to an extent. The film clearly shows the French prevailing at the end of the movie, and no reason why, having won tactically, they lost strategically. I guess that's okay (a similar experience occurs when watching A Bridge Too Far, where you see the Allies losing in the short term while you understand they prevail ultimately). But I wonder about the utility of films that depend on so much external information to provide meaning. Aren't such works incomplete?


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: PowerRR on April 20, 2008, 09:42:20 AM
I watched this recently. Very, very good movie - one of the most well-directed movies I've ever seen. It felt so real.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: moviesceleton on April 20, 2008, 10:09:24 AM
I watched this recently. Very, very good movie - one of the most well-directed movies I've ever seen. It felt so real.
O0

I recommend Bloody Sunday (2002) to everyone who likes this movie 8) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280491/


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on April 20, 2008, 11:52:41 AM
It's a good movie, and I certainly agree about Jean Martin. It depends somewhat on the audience understanding Algerian history to an extent. The film clearly shows the French prevailing at the end of the movie, and no reason why, having won tactically, they lost strategically. I guess that's okay (a similar experience occurs when watching A Bridge Too Far, where you see the Allies losing in the short term while you understand they prevail ultimately). But I wonder about the utility of films that depend on so much external information to provide meaning. Aren't such works incomplete?

I knew next to nothing about the Algerian War for Independence before watching this, only what I culled from Day of the Jackal and various articles comparing it to the Iraq War. I think the ending makes it clear what's wrong - the French fail because the Algerians won't put up with their rule, and they have no moral ground to stand on - just imperialism and nationalism.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: T.H. on April 20, 2008, 12:54:14 PM
Excellent movie, maybe not quite as good as those who champion it and much better than the naysayers will ever admit. Z is the best political film that I have seen from the decade. I mean, is there a GBU poster featured in Algiers, I think not.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 21, 2008, 10:07:13 AM
Z is good, but the best political film of the decade is Alain Resnais's La Guerre est finie (1966). Both star Yves Montand. Coincidence?


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: T.H. on April 21, 2008, 12:04:40 PM
Z is good, but the best political film of the decade is Alain Resnais's La Guerre est finie (1966). Both star Yves Montand. Coincidence?

I have it on my online rental list thingy, I'll bump it up and post my thoughts later this week. thanks.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 21, 2008, 01:40:12 PM
Can 1970 be considered from that decade? If so, I'm changing my vote to Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (1970).


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on April 22, 2008, 12:46:04 PM
Can 1970 be considered from that decade? If so, I'm changing my vote to Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (1970).

I'd say that was the '70s and not the '60s Jenkins.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 22, 2008, 02:43:50 PM
Those terms were never used. Tuco Harmonica merely said "the decade" so I was writing for clarification. The "60s" is only one way to understand that expression. For example, if we are speaking of "the sixth decade" then the years included run 61-70. Or maybe TH was thinking of another 10 year span, or wasn't being all that precise to begin with and so wasn't worried about being overly pedantic. And anyway, a film released in 1970 was most likely produced in 1969.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on April 22, 2008, 04:16:04 PM
Jenkins, you'd make a good lawyer, but that hardly justifies your repeated nitpicking. I'd assume you're familiar with the concept of context clues. ::)

Was it the best film made in the decade of 1965-1974? Hmm? That's possible too.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: T.H. on April 22, 2008, 05:48:47 PM
The true 60s spanned from JFK's assassination to Nixon's resignation or so they say. Who are they? I don't know. I do agree that the classification of films in decades is a bit silly, but I am simply operating within the framework of filmgeekdom. What can we really do? Don't get me wrong, I am a rebel but the decade institution seems decent enough to me.

Joking aside, eras or movements (whether that be film, societal, anything) are more important than the actual decade, which DJ pointed out are wrong by a year anyways. My head just exploded.

Never has semantics been so entertaining. (I truly mean that, you guys have a gift)


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 22, 2008, 06:10:33 PM
The true 60s spanned from JFK's assassination to Nixon's resignation or so they say. Who are they?
David Shields for one. There's a story in A Handbook for Drowning that begins with (more or less) that very definition of the 60s.

Keeping things more film oriented, I define the 60s as beginning with Dr. No and ending before Jaws.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: T.H. on April 25, 2008, 07:42:32 AM
I watched The War Is Over. I enjoyed it since I can identify with the Diego character's disillusionment with politics. With that said, I felt the movie lost focus around 40 minutes, it just seemed to sputter around and then regain focus. Then again, I'm not sure if that's a safe thing to say after only one viewing since the movie has quite a lot to offer. I would rank this behind Algiers and Z at the moment. I just don't know if the politial film dealing with all the bull shit surrounding politics was executed as well as it could have. Interesting but flawed.

On a side note, I was so impressed with Resnais' direction that I am going to track down many of his movies in the very near future, starting with Hiroshima, My Love.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 26, 2008, 02:29:07 PM
Hiroshima is still interesting after all these years, as are his other early features, Marienbad and Muriel. His hard-to-see English language film, Providence, is also worth viewing. Unhappily, Resnais lost what was distinctive about his approach in the 80s, and he's been doing lots of dull adaptations of stage plays ever since.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: T.H. on April 27, 2008, 01:42:25 PM
Hiroshima is still interesting after all these years, as are his other early features, Marienbad and Muriel. His hard-to-see English language film, Providence, is also worth viewing. Unhappily, Resnais lost what was distinctive about his approach in the 80s, and he's been doing lots of dull adaptations of stage plays ever since.

I am very curious to know the difference between the director who loses their hunger and the director who doesn't. What keeps some people hungrier than a stray dog and others satisfied? Is it a long process of carelessness in which they lose their gift or what? More of a hypothetical question, but I find this subject fascinating.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: Groggy on June 02, 2009, 07:58:35 AM
On the off-chance anyone is interested, I just found out on IMDB that Jean Martin (Colonel Matthieu, also the bad guy in My Name is Nobody) passed away this past February.


Title: Re: The Battle of Algiers aka La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 03, 2014, 09:47:42 PM
The Battle of Algiers will be playing on TCM Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014, at 1:45 PM EST
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=PST&sdate=2014-02-04