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CRSutton
03-17-2004, 08:35 AM
I just read through the lenghty thread on war films and wanted to mention that Italian film maker Gillo Pontevorco's "Battle of Algiers" is currently making the rounds in art film houses in the US. Initially banned in France due to its controversal topic and censored in the US with the torture scenes cut out, the movie is now available uncut. I recommend this film to all. Made about 40 years ago, the film hits home today in light of the US actions in Iraq and recent events in Spain.

I would be interest to know what those who have seen it think of it.

"It's difficult to start a revolution
..even more difficult to sustain one
..and still more difficult to win one."

CRSutton
03-17-2004, 08:35 AM
I just read through the lenghty thread on war films and wanted to mention that Italian film maker Gillo Pontevorco's "Battle of Algiers" is currently making the rounds in art film houses in the US. Initially banned in France due to its controversal topic and censored in the US with the torture scenes cut out, the movie is now available uncut. I recommend this film to all. Made about 40 years ago, the film hits home today in light of the US actions in Iraq and recent events in Spain.

I would be interest to know what those who have seen it think of it.

"It's difficult to start a revolution
..even more difficult to sustain one
..and still more difficult to win one."