La Batalle d'Algier
La Batalle d'Algier French 41
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Date Created: 11/04/15
La bataille d39Alger Algerian war Non professional actors shot on location Semi documentary feel due to hand held camera 0 French army vs FLN front de liberation nationale during the Algerian war for independence 19541962 0 Based in Yacef saadis memoirs Masculinity o Harsh high contrast lighting 0 Framing techniques from the 19205 Soviet social relies and Italian neo realism o Gillo Pontecorvo 19192006 0 Born in pisa Italy Emigrated to France during the Mussolini dictatorship Discussion notes 0 Algeria was a French colony The memory of the Algerian war wasn39t altered afterward instead people looked down on those who fought in the war Losing Algeria was the end of France as a world power because every country had colonies during this time period 0 Some people compared the brutality of the French to the Nazi s in World War 2 o The article explains some of the torture methods used and how people affected by the war never received a fair trial because the French just wanted to move on from the war and not deal with their actions The battle of Algiershistorica truth and represent ion 0 The battle took place in narrow back alleys and streets 0 The FLN had a goal to overthrow the French colonial rule in Algeria 0 Historical problems 0 The colonel is a ctional character 0 No mention of the Algerian communists 0 Women are inaccurately portrayed showed as literate and middle class when they were actually more rural Terrorist tactics because they thought it would bet he only way 0 Although color was available the director decided to use black and white 0 Enhanced how real the movie felt 0 Documentary vibe o Emphasizes the violence The French Recession French stare and history vs memory Facts 0 240000 civilian casualties o FLN used bombs and sneaks tracks 0 French soldiers died 5 lot because they used brand new draftees o Disappearance of 3000 Muslims who ended up being torturd and killed They didn39t think it Was a war just police action Torture was necessary Left recognize it because it did damage to the Natoon Rightinferior to WWII so don39t recognize it