Movie Night: The Battle of Algiers

Sunday February 24th 2013, Movie night: The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy, Algeria, 1966, 121′). English subtitles. Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00.

After a humiliating retreat from Indo-Chino, France has no intention of releasing its grip on Algeria. After some civil unrest, the French authorities clamp down on the native Arab population. This leads to the creation of the FLN, the Algerian National Liberation Front, who decide that terrorist activity is the only way to achieve independence. Such acts of violence is countered by an even more violent response from the French. The situation soon escalates to a bloody war between the French government and the Algerian people. […Lees verder]