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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.
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 »
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The true story of World War II's forgotten heroes See more »
Plot:
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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A Nutshell Review: Days of Glory See more (61 total) »

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

Produced by
Jaques-Henri Bronckart .... co-producer
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 
Cheb Khaled  (as Khaled)
 
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
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
 
Stunts
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
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
Lucie Bourzam .... production accountant
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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MPAA:
Rated R for war violence and brief language
Runtime:
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)
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Black and White | Black and White (archive footage) | Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The right arm of the actor Jamel Debbouze is paralyzed since an accident in his youth. But this fact is in the film totally ignored. Jamel carries a gun around with him, although he could not fire them.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Indigenes: Le making of (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Le lac des cygnesSee more »

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46 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Days of Glory, 11 October 2006
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

So you've done a great piece of work, and are awaiting your just rewards. Somehow along the way, someone else, by colour, creed, or connections, get all the recognition that you're due credit for. You feel frustrated, but you think of your rice bowl, and decide to grit your teeth and bear it, calling it just another day, secretly longing for a time where you are empowered to do something about it.

In the liberation of France during WWII, North African men were recruited and enlisted in the French army in the fight against the Nazis. Why do they do it? One reason is to escape poverty, and the holding on to the glimmer of hope that they can be accepted, when the war is over, as equals based on their fight for the "motherland". These soldiers, mujahedeens, fought hard, often being in the frontline, but always overlooked when it comes to recognition of basic military welfare and promotions, not that these rewards will cost an arm or a leg, nor are the fighters so hard up for them. All they're asking for was fair treatment, but all they got was discrimination.

Yes, and that is the pain. WWII movies are aplenty, but Days of Glory offered a unique look at the battles by a group of men, for what they deem their motherland and will defend with their blood, and what more, for a land of people who do not see them as equals. Loving someone who does not love you back, sounds familiar? And it's not just love, but sworn allegiance to protect at all costs.

The movie is well paced and straddled moments of action and quiet contemplation with aplomb. Credit must go to the ensemble cast of actors who play the warriors of North Africa, as they battle both the enemies on French soil, as well as enemies of men's heart. They grapple with trying to remain rational in their reason(s) to do what they're doing.

At times, watching this movie made me think about the recent flurry of mails to the press about foreign talent and the issue of citizenship, about NS obligations and whether PRs will flee at the first signs of trouble, or stand shoulder to shoulder with citizens (also, who are those who will flee?) in defending our land. What are the issues of contention, discrimination against, or general presumptions about foreigners here?

Those expecting all out battle scenes might be disappointed. In truth the movie's never about the glorification of gore, violence and war - most scenes aren't really blood splattering to draw in the crowds. Instead, if you'd prefer moments where you can think out loud about the issues presented, then this is for you. However, the final battle would please action fans, as it is well choreographed and executed, and you feel both the pain and victory from a bunch of tightly knit soldiers trying their very best to defend a small town, in a samurai- seven-ish sort of way, also reminiscent of Saving Private Ryan's somehow.

If you've missed this during the French Film Festival, don't fret. I believe this movie is also slated for general release. Keep a look out for it!

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