Yacef Saadi, Jean Martin. Director Gillo Pontecorvo's powerfully realistic portrait of Algiers' struggle for independence from the occupying French colonial force during the 1950s. Considered to be a how-to" guide for fighting a guerrilla war, this controversial film was screened at the Pentagon prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Includes six new featurettes and much more. In French with English subtitles. 3 DVDs. 1966/b&w/120 min/NR/widescreen.