Battle for Algiers

5 May 2011

Time to remind folks about France’s role in North Africa. Trailer for Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece, Battle of Algiers (who also made the brilliant anti-colonial movie Burn (Quimada in the original) that starred Marlon Brando as a British Naval intelligence officer sent to put down a slave revolt (a role he considered his finest). Unfortunately only a mangled and heavily cut version is available of Burn.

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