MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 848 this week

Days of Glory (2006)
"Indigènes" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 11,223 users   Metascore: 82/100
Reviews: 61 user | 94 critic | 25 from Metacritic.com

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 26 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
War
a list of 24 titles
created 26 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Days of Glory" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Days of Glory (2006)

Days of Glory (2006) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Days of Glory.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco
Hidden Love (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Alessandro Capone
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Greta Scacchi, Mélanie Laurent
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Cunningham
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin
Room of Death (2007)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While on a joyride with the headlights turned off, two men hit and kill another man carrying a satchel full of money... See full synopsis »

Director: Alfred Lot
Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Éric Caravaca, Gilles Lellouche
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.

Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine
London River (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Francis Magee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem
H (1998–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia
Beluga (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jean-Marc Fabre
Stars: Szymon Zaleski, Mélanie Laurent, Marc Barbé
Le tueur (2007)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Cédric Anger
Stars: Gilbert Melki, Grégoire Colin, Mélanie Laurent
Cheb (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Drama about a young Algerian man who studied in Paris, France. After school he returns to his native country - Algeria. But nobody wants to know him, meet him, nobody understands him nor ... See full summary »

Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Stars: Mourad Bounaas, Nozha Khouadra, Pierre-Loup Rajot
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Yassir
...
Messaoud Souni
...
Abdelkader
...
Sergent Roger Martinez
...
Caporal Leroux
...
Larbi
Benoît Giros ...
Capitaine Durieux
...
Margueritte village Vosges
Antoine Chappey ...
Le colonel
Aurélie Eltvedt ...
Irène
...
Le journaliste
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Capitaine Martin
...
Touré (as Diouc Koma)
Philippe Beglia ...
Rambert
Edit

Storyline

Algeria, 1943, through Italy and France, to Alsace in early 1945, with a coda years later. Arabs volunteer to fight Nazis to liberate France, their motherland. We follow Saïd, dirt poor, an orderly for a grizzled sergeant, Martinez, a pied noir with some willingness to speak up for his Arab troops; Messaoud, a crack shot, who in Province falls in love with a French woman who loves him back; and Abdelkader, a corporal, a budding intellectual with a keen sense of injustice. The men fight with courage against a backdrop of small and large indignities: French soldiers get better food, time for leave, and promotions. Is the promise of liberty, equality, and fraternity hollow? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

soldier | arab | sergeant | love | alsace | See All (211) »

Taglines:

The True Story So Controversial, It Couldn't Be Told Until Now. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

| | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 September 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Days of Glory  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£64,434 (UK) (30 March 2007)

Gross:

$317,594 (USA) (20 April 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

| (archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's closing epilogue states: "In 1959, a law was passed to freeze the pensions of infantrymen from former French colonies about to become independent. In 2002, after endless hearings, the French government was ordered to pay the pensions in full. But successive governments have pushed back this payment." See more »

Goofs

When Abdelkader and Yassir carry the bodies of killed soldiers in a cart to bury them, Yassir rests his gun against the wheel. In the next shot, the gun falls to the ground from a completely different position. See more »

Connections

References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Ya Dzayer
(version 1)
Wrtitten by Armand Amar
Performed by Cheb Khaled
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
very poignant movie about different cultures
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the tale of a very intrepid group of diverse African peoples that were recruited to help defend and free France during WW2. It was very inspiring that these men could go to such lengths to help France when not being treated as equals to the French, even though they were to consider France their homeland. This was based on true events that happened. It was filmed to deal with the war experience of the men as individuals as opposed to just a fighting war movie that makes people seem anonymous. There were gruesome parts but true to any movie of war. It portrayed these men as heroic and very human. Unappreciated by the French even years later when pensions were withheld. It was very touching without being sentimental.


20 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Many of the rifles are not authentic guanche
were the north-african troops feared by civilians? fellibylur
Is it just me? luvspud
What's up with Said's hand? IronBrig4
Were they French? ruangvith
Cruel Irony thiefofhearts
Discuss Days of Glory (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?