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210. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Film 78 in C4 Top 100 War Films Filmed in a mock documentary style, The Battle of Algiers covers the years between 1954 and 1957 when freedom fighters struggled to defend the Casbah and gain independence from the French after … Continue reading

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102. Life is Beautiful (1997)

Film 45 in C4 Top 100 War Films I had great hopes for this – I’m a total Italophile and knew lead actor Roberto Benigni won an Oscar for his performance in the film. However, I was totally unprepared for … Continue reading

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10. Rome, Open City (1945)

Film 4 in C4 Top 100 War Films I really didn’t know what to expect of Roberto Rossellini’s Roma, Città Aperta. An example of the post-war Neorealistic cinema, it follows two characters living in Rome in the last few months of … Continue reading

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