History Film / TheBattleOfAlgiers

15th Feb '18 5:47:35 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* PetTheDog: The French gendarmes are mostly shown as brutes or [[AcceptableTargets faceless victims of the FLN]]. Yet several risk their lives saving an Algerian boy from being lynched by enraged settlers after a terrorist bombing.

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* PetTheDog: The French gendarmes are mostly shown as brutes or [[AcceptableTargets faceless victims of the FLN]]. Yet several risk their lives saving an Algerian boy from being lynched beaten to death by enraged settlers after a terrorist bombing.bombing at a racetrack.
15th Feb '18 5:03:15 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* TheEmpire: France.

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* TheEmpire: France.Or rather the French Fourth Republic, struggling to control its colonies.
24th Jan '18 9:23:11 PM TheMountainKing
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** Not to mention the FLN's strict insistence on sharia law, enforced by the death penalty.

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** Not to mention the FLN's strict insistence on sharia law, drug and alcohol prohibition, enforced by the death penalty.
8th May '17 7:53:05 PM Fireblood
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* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: Ben M'Hidi supposedly killed himself in custody, but no one believes this.



* TakingYouWithMe: One FLN cell blows themselves up, along with several French soldiers to avoid capture.

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* TakingYouWithMe: One FLN cell blows themselves up, along with several French soldiers soldiers, to avoid capture.
18th Feb '17 2:52:32 AM Ezclee4050
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* PyrrhicVictory: The French defeat the FLN in Algiers, but the remainder of the country ends up turning against them.
8th Feb '17 7:06:03 PM jamespolk
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Between Matthieu and his superior after Ali is killed.
--> "The FLN is decapitated in Algiers."\\
"We'll hear no more of it."
8th Feb '17 5:33:48 AM jamespolk
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'''''The Battle of Algiers''''' is a 1966 film by Gillo Pontecorvo, and is a [[RippedFromTheHeadlines dramatization]] of the [[{{UsefulNotes/Algeria}} Algerian War of Independence]]. The story begins with Ali La Pointe, a card sharp in the cramped slums of Algiers, the capital city of French-controlled Algeria. Imprisoned, he joins the [[LaResistance rebel group]] FLN and takes up arms against the colonial French government. After a few skirmishes with French police, reprisal killings spur ever-worse reprisal killings as the native and colonist populations are radicalized against each other. A UN vote for independence comes and goes as a general strike is called. Afterward, a French military expert, Colonel Philippe Mathieu, is brought in to pacify the region, [[TortureAlwaysWorks gain intelligence]], and destroy the FLN leadership.

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'''''The ''The Battle of Algiers''''' Algiers'' is a 1966 film by Gillo Pontecorvo, and is a [[RippedFromTheHeadlines dramatization]] of the [[{{UsefulNotes/Algeria}} Algerian War of Independence]]. The story begins with Ali La Pointe, a card sharp in the cramped slums of Algiers, the capital city of French-controlled Algeria. Imprisoned, he joins the [[LaResistance rebel group]] FLN and takes up arms against the colonial French government. After a few skirmishes with French police, reprisal killings spur ever-worse reprisal killings as the native and colonist populations are radicalized against each other. A UN vote for independence comes and goes as a general strike is called. Afterward, a French military expert, Colonel Philippe Mathieu, is brought in to pacify the region, [[TortureAlwaysWorks gain intelligence]], and destroy the FLN leadership.


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* ShellGame: What Ali is doing when he first gets in trouble with the law.
7th Feb '17 6:17:44 PM Ezclee4050
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* GilliganCut: A rare dramatic example. After the French declare victory in Algiers the military leaders talk about how much less resistance they'll have face with in the Algerian mountains. Cut to three years later: there's a major uprising in the mountains.

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* GilliganCut: A rare dramatic example. After the French declare victory in Algiers the military leaders talk about how much less resistance they'll have face easier it is to deal with the people in the Algerian mountains. Cut to three years later: there's a major uprising in the mountains.mountains.
* GlassesPull: Memorably done by Colonel Mathieu at a press conference.
7th Feb '17 6:12:07 PM Ezclee4050
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* GilliganCut: A rare dramatic example. After the French declare victory in Algiers the military leaders talk about how much less resistance they'll have face with in the Algerian mountains. Cut to three years later: there's a major uprising in the mountains.
12th Oct '16 1:07:33 AM WoundedWolfgirl
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** The incident that that bombing was a reprisal to was the French-Algerian police setting off a bomb in front of a suspect's house. The bodies of two small children are among the many dead pulled from the wreckage.
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