Battle of Algiers (1966; re-release 1980s))
English Double Crown
20" x 30" [51 x 76 cm]
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Very Good, unfolded. Four pinholes (one in each corner), otherwise this poster is in excellent condition.
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
La battaglia di Algeri (released in the UK in 1968 as "The Battle of Algiers"), the 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo(nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) Algerian/Italian military anti-war melodrama ("The revolt that stirred the world!"; "The French Colonel... who was forced even to torture!"; "One of the Many Women... who stopped at nothing to win!"; "The Algerian Street Boy... who became a rebel hero!"). Considered by many to be the greatest political thriller ever made, this gripping, sensationally well directed, scored and edited
docu-drama is still as controversial, shocking and mesmerising asteh day it was made. Banned in France for decades its very even-handedness in portraying the conflict make it almost unique, although the inistent rhytms of Ennio Morricone's brilliant music score indicate
where the underlying sympathies may lie. A masteriece.