Obscure but good historical movie

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  1. Stratiotes

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    "The Battle of Algiers" - Just saw the English-dubbed version (originally in French) last night. Very well done for its time and very relevant to today's conflicts.

    Check it out if you get the chance.
     
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    Amazon.com reminds us of the ultra-liberal agenda of the film and its design to subtly attack the power structure (France at this time, not the US in Iraq).
     
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    The British might have argued the same "agenda" card against French supporters of the independence of certain of their colonies as well. When is a revolutionary a hero - only when he wins and is one of your own I think. ;) .

    The bottom line in this movie, I think, is that neither the French methods of total war, nor the FLN terrorism had any corner in the market of morality. There is seldom a clear "good guy"/"bad guy" distnction in most wars.
     

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