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The Algerian War

The Algerian War

A Feature film by Philippe Monnier, Yves Courrière

Produced by Reggane Films

Release in France : 22/03/1972

    Synopsis

    The Algerian War is the subject of this French documentary, as is only proper, because that war gave the French a new government, a new constitution, and resulted in the repatriation of over a million French colonists from Algeria. It also figures in French politics to this day. This war, and the French-Indochina War marked France's final period as a colonial power. This documentary, narrated by Bruno Cremer and Jacques Roubaix, examines the role of the OAS in the spread of terrorism to France. The internal forces in Algeria and France which led to the conflict are also discussed. The French colonists who were forced to leave Algeria had in many cases been there for generations, and their resettlement in France was disruptive for them, as well as for the French and Algerian economies.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Full credits (4)

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    War, Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1970

    French release :

    22/03/1972

    Runtime :

    2 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    37282

    Visa issue date :

    21/03/1972

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Audio format :

    Mono