La Bataille d’Alger [1966]

18Mar12 – 9 – La Bataille d’Alger (Gillo Pontecorvo: 1966)

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La bataille d’Alger on the copy I saw, La battaglia di Algeri in the encyclopedias, 1966). It’s not beyond criticism, and I positively hated the score, but it’s important and parts of it are great. I’ll let Alex von Tunzelmann in the Guardian speak for me. 8/10. [3/18/12]

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