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The Battle of Algiers (1966) Blu Ray & DVD (CultFilms)

Gillo Pontecorvo's frank and even-handed portrayal of the Algerian War of Independence focusses on FLN freedom fighter Ali La Pointe (Brahim Hadjadj) and the leader of the French response battalion Lieutenant-Colonel Mathieu (Jean Martin). Based on the original memoirs by Saadi Yacef, who also co-produced and co-stars here.

Jean Martin in The Battle of Algiers

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The Reckoning (1970) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Jack Gold’s British Social Realism/Kitchen Sink drama has an excellent performance by Nicol Williamson, who plays an unpleasant executive with Irish immigrant roots.

Nicol Williamson in The Reckoning

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