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Movie Review: 'The Battle of Algiers'

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Movie Review: 'The Battle of Algiers'

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Movie Review: 'The Battle of Algiers'

Movie Review: 'The Battle of Algiers'

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The Battle of Algiers, a 1965 film depicting Algerian uprisings against French troops occupying their country, is being re-released in theaters Friday. Many filmgoers say the movie is as relevant today as it was a half-century ago. Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan offers a review.

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