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Film 'Battle of Algiers' Makes a Comeback

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Film 'Battle of Algiers' Makes a Comeback

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Film 'Battle of Algiers' Makes a Comeback

Film 'Battle of Algiers' Makes a Comeback

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Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 film The Battle of Algiers portrays the urban warfare between Algerians and the French troops occupying their country. The film's raw presentation of a ruthless conflict just years after it occurred left audiences enthralled. The film is now being re-released — and to some, it conveys a new meaning in light of the U.S. involvement in Iraq. David D'Arcy reports.