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


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27 September 2006 (France) See more »
The true story of World War II's forgotten heroes See more »
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Liberty, Equality and Fraternity See more (62 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Rachid Bouchareb 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rachid Bouchareb 
Olivier Lorelle 

Produced by
Jacques-Henri Bronckart .... co-producer (as Jaques-Henri Bronckart)
Jean Bréhat .... producer
Caroline Cochaux .... co-producer
Jamel Debbouze .... co-producer
Genevieve Lemal .... co-producer
Alexandre Lippens .... co-producer
Muriel Merlin .... executive producer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Armand Amar 
Cinematography by
Patrick Blossier 
Film Editing by
Yannick Kergoat 
Casting by
Nora Habib 
Kadija Leclere 
Tristan Ravasco 
Production Design by
Dominique Douret 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Chevalier 
Makeup Department
Nezha Aouis .... makeup artist: Morocco
Marie-Pierre Hattabi .... hair stylist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Géraldine Lemaire .... additional hair stylist
Benoît Lestang .... special makeup effects artist
Françoise Quilichini .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Adil Abdelwahab .... production manager
Antoine Beau .... production manager
Moncef Belam .... production team
Fabien Cimetière .... assistant unit manager
Cedric Ettouati .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Pierre Giudice .... unit manager
Antoine Moussault .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... second assistant director
Anne Bernard .... second assistant director
Guillaume Bonnier .... assistant director
Olivier Coutard .... pre-production assistant director
Akrame El Meziane .... second second assistant director
Marc Flouquet .... art department
Larbi Idrissi .... assistant director
Mohamed Nesrate .... first assistant director
Cyril Pavaux .... second second assistant director
Raphaëlle Piani .... second assistant director
Mathieu Schiffman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nadia Bougrain .... painter: Morocco
Stéphane Bunel .... set dresser
Marc Flouquet .... assistant art director
Florent Maillot .... set property man
Emmanuel Maintigneux .... set designer
Aziz Mhand .... props
Rachid Quiat .... assistant art director
Jean-François Sturm .... assistant decorator
Mohammed Hamza Regragui .... props: Morocco (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thomas Bernard .... sound recordist
Benoît Biral .... foley mixer
Matthieu Choux .... sound assistant
Thomas Gastinel .... boom operator
Thomas Gauder .... sound re-recording mixer
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Olivier Hespel .... sound recordist
Vincent Nouaille .... assistant sound: Provence
Franck Rubio .... sound effects editor
Franck Rubio .... supervising sound editor
Olivier Thys .... assistant foley artist
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Olivier Walczak .... sound effects editor
Olivier Walczak .... supervising sound editor
Carine Zimmerlin .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects assistant
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects supervisor
Romain Rosier .... sfx props
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Kevin Berger .... visual effects supervisor
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects coordinator
Sébastien Fauchère .... digital compositor
Eric Fréchou .... digital compositor
Mathilde Germi .... digital compositor
Thibaut Granier .... digital compositor
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
Julien Rousseau .... digital compositor
Olivier Veau .... digital compositor
Benamara Azeddine .... stunt performer
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Yan Dron .... stunt coordinator
Max Garnier .... stunts
Cyrille Hertel .... stunts
Enrico Horn .... stunts
David Julienne .... stunts
Mael Lamberton .... stunts
Stéphane Margot .... stunts
Jean-Loup Michou .... stunts
Florent Mismetti .... stunts
Jeremie Reveillon .... stunts
Yoni Roch .... stunts
Sebastien Soudais .... stunts
Philippe Teissier .... stunts
Philippe Vittoriani .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Arpajou .... still photographer
Simon Blanchard .... second assistant camera
Eric Blanckaert .... first assistant camera
Mohamed Chantoufi .... electrician: Morocco
Antoni Dimundu .... grip
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... first assistant camera
Michaël Gojon dit Martin .... electrician
Imad Rechiche .... second assistant camera
Elise Vogel .... third assistant camera
Casting Department
Mustapha Grumij .... extras casting
Justine Léocadie .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Najat Ait Badi .... costume assistant
Loïc Barnier .... costumer
Mohamed Bougati .... wardrobe
Elsa Le Guichard .... wardrobe
Marie Meyer .... wardrobe
Abdelfattah Qzaibar .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Basile Belkhiri .... avid technician: Digital Factory
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Olivier Gourlay .... first assistant editor
Lyssia Le Gall .... assistant editor
Raymond Terrentin .... colorist
Clement Zveguintzoff .... digital conformation
Music Department
Camille Adrien .... orchestrator
Vincent Joinville .... music mixer
Vincent Joinville .... music recordist
Asen Kanchev .... music production manager
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue .... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern .... music production supervisor
Alexandre Mahout .... music assistant
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
Transportation Department
Khalid Ameskane .... transportation captain
Svet Hrouchoff .... driver: makeup
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... transportation captain
Gaby Meyers .... facility/truck driver
Francois Muller .... facility/truck driver
Other crew
Youssef Abagourram .... location manager
Mohamed Atbir .... set production assistant
Virginie Barbay .... script supervisor
Delphine Berroyer .... production secretary
Chris Besseling .... uk marketing executive: metrodome
Lucie Bourzam .... production accountant
Tom Chen .... publicity staff
Jacquot Clotilde .... assistant location manager
Eric Jooris .... legal counsel
Romeo Julien .... avid conformation

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Indigènes" - Algeria (original title)
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Rated R for war violence and brief language
USA:120 min | France:128 min | Canada:123 min (Ontario) | Canada:120 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:128 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Black and White | Black and White (archive footage) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The main actors, all of North African descent, did not know of France's discrimination towards foreign soldiers serving in the French army during World War 2 until filming began.See more »
Anachronisms: In the scene when the African soldiers raise the French tricolor over the Italian mountain top, the flag they use is polyester (i.e. a contemporary flag). World War II troops would have used a cotton flag.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »
La MarseillaiseSee more »


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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, 15 October 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In World War II, the Muslims from French colonies enlist to fight for their motherland France. In the 7th battalion commanded by the tough Sergeant Roger Martinez (Bernard Blancan), the soldier Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila) has leadership with the troop and seeks promotion and recognition from the command; Said Otmari (Jamel Debbouze) is a servile and illiterate private, happy in serving his sergeant; Messaoud Souni (Roschdy Zem) is the sniper of the group and has fallen in a corresponded love with the French Irène (Aurélie Eltvedt); and Yassir (Samy Naceri) is fighting together with his brother to raise some money. Along the campaign in Italy, France and Alsace, they realize that French soldiers are promoted, have better food and have leaves to visit their families, while the Arab soldiers are shamefully discriminated and treated like 2nd ranking soldiers.

"Indigènes" is an excellent movie of war, disclosing an unusual theme: the discrimination of the soldiers from the French colonies in World War II. The anti-Semitism is presented in most of the films about WWII; racism and segregation with the American soldiers has been explored in a couple of movies; but the treatment spent to the Arab soldiers in World War II by France command is the first time that I see in a movie. The screenplay, the direction, the performances, the pace and the cinematography are great and gives a magnificent homage to these forgotten and discriminated heroes. The lack of payment of pension plan to the survivors and families by the French government is another example of the level of intolerance and lack of respect in the world of the present days. In the end, it is a great deception that the beautiful message "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" is not applicable to the soldiers from the exploited colonies. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Dias de Glória" ("Days of Glory")

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