"Return to Algiers" is an old-fashioned yet extremely pertinent tale of Algeria's tortuous history vis-a-vis its citizens and the so-called pieds noirs, French Algerians who were forced to flee for…
Executive producer, Sam Froelich. Co-producers, Erin Aldridge, R. Craig Zobel.
Reviewed at Westside Pavilion Cinemas, L.A., March 31, 2000. (In L.A. Independent Film Festival --- competing.) Running time: 90 MIN.
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