"The Battle of Algiers"

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by blackfox, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. blackfox macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2003
    I just finished re-watching this movie, which comes packaged with a bevy of extras, including commentary by Richard Clarke.

    It is brilliant and highly relevant to the current situation in Iraq and in comparable situations around the world (Israel/Palestine comes to mind).

    I feel it is necessary viewing for all who wish to understand the complexities of scenarios such as listed above, as well as the uniquely human traits that seem to always have us arriving at them repeatedly.

    To those who have seen it, do you agree? What are your opinions?

    To those that haven't...go find it, watch it and report back.

    so good...
  2. wwworry macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2002
    I agree. Great movie. Strange the DOD had everyone watch it. What did they learn?

    and visually it's great too
  3. Sayhey macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2003
    San Francisco
    I took my son to see it when it was rereleased in the theaters. Not an easy movie to watch, but it is as relevant now as it was when I saw it in the early '70s. The French colonel in charge of wiping out the NLF is a character that should be scrutinized, no matter how uncomfortable he may make you, by all Americans.

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