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A Sentence on The Battle of Algiers

The most brutal, epic, and fair documentary-style film most will ever see, the (remarkably!) French-made The Battle of Algiers creates a sense of sympathy in the viewer for colonized people who became terrorizing revolutionaries and in this way achieves an excellent liberalism that demands serious national self-reflection and is undoubtedly more relevant right now than it was when first released.

This entry was published on September 12, 2008 at 6:20 pm. It’s filed under 1960s Cinema, French Film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “A Sentence on The Battle of Algiers

  1. Tonight I was also reading Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky In Our Times… he addresses this specifically.

  2. Which reminds me, have you watched Paradise Now yet?

  3. I have entered my interlibrary loan request for it just now. There’s no line, so I should receive it shortly. Updates to follow…

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