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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 »
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The true story of World War II's forgotten heroes See more »
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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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Involving and heartfelt See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (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 
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
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
 
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
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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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Festival selections: - Rio de Janeiro (21-9/5-10-2006) - Zurich (27-9/2-10-2006) - Namur (29-9/6-10-2006) - Singapore (6-10/15-10-2006) - Pusan (12-10/20-10-2006) - São Paulo (20-10/2-11-2006) - Valladolid (22-10/28-10-2006) - London (October/November 2006)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Yassir enters the village before the final battle, he is carrying a Thompson M1A1 sub-machine gun, then between shots it changes back and fourth to a M1928 Thompson sub-machine gun.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »
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17 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Involving and heartfelt, 4 March 2007
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

Days of Glory (Indigénes) can boast that it was the most important if not the most successful of the five films in the Oscars' Best Foreign Film category. After French Premier Jacques Chirac saw the film, he agreed to compensate all North Africans who fought in World War II by unfreezing their pensions, a result the director Rachid Bouchareb worked hard to achieve. Though conventional in its technique and lacking in any real character development, Days of Glory, a French Moroccan Algerian co-production, is an involving and heartfelt film whose outstanding ensemble cast won the award for Best Actor at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

The film depicts a group of North African volunteers who enlist in the French army to support the French resistance against the Nazis during World War II. The fact that they are fighting for a lesser group of colonial oppressors against a more virile one does not enter their mind and they are ecstatic with the thrill of being on French soil for the first time. Their shabby treatment, however, by bigots in the French army who deny them the privileges that they take for granted becomes the centerpiece of the film. Unlike the French, the North African recruits are not granted leave to visit their families, are not promoted, and are not even allowed tomatoes with their dinner.

The film opens in 1943 as the enlisted men say goodbye to their families in Algeria, Morocco, and Senegal to join the fight against the Germans. Bouchareb follows four men: Said (James Debbouze), a young Algerian is moved to enlist by a recruiter's sloganeering and his own desire to escape his economic hardship; Yassir (Samy Naceri) who joins in Morocco even though he cannot help being bitter toward the French government that killed his family in the name of pacification.

We later meet Messaoud (Roschdy Zem), a solid marksman who falls for a young French woman but their correspondence is intercepted and censored by the French and his "no luck" tattoo on his neck turns out to be prophetic. The strongest character in the film is Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila), whose outspokenness against the injustice shown to North African soldiers keeps him from being promoted but earns him a strong following. Said develops a close relationship with Sergeant Martinez (Bernard Blancan), a by the book Captain who nonetheless speaks up for the dedication of his men but when Said happens to suggest that Martinez is part Arab, their relationship ends swiftly and dramatically.

The high point of the film is the battle for a village in Alsace. It is a tense, emotionally harrowing sequence that is the equal of anything in Saving Private Ryan. Days of Glory has a strong point of view but is not didactic. It simply lets us see the face of discrimination against Arab soldiers during the war and the tension that arose in the French army because of it, a harbinger of colonial wars and urban tensions to follow. While the film unfortunately ends on a clichéd note, it is still quite moving and makes sure the brave soldiers from North Africa are acknowledged for their contribution, sadly overlooked these many years.

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