Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 film The Battle of Algiers portrays the urban warfare between Algerians and the French troops occupying their country.
The film's raw presentation of a ruthless conflict just years after it occurred left audiences enthralled.
The film is now being re-released -- and to some, it conveys a new meaning in light of the US involvement in Iraq.
Its been years since jlm first posted about this film on MemeStreams. I finally got around to watching it. The film provides a provocative and balanced look at an early conflict of a sort which has become commonplace today. The powerful use of local music and impressive bombing and riot scenes provide a level of realism I didn't expect from 1960's cinema.
'Battle of Algiers' Makes a Comeback