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Days of Glory(Indigènes)

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Algeria, France, Morocco · 2006
Rated R · 2h 8m
Director Rachid Bouchareb
Starring Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila
Genre Drama, History, War

Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, Days of Glory explores no only the horrors of war, but also the intense discrimination faced by the new recruits. It centers on four North African men, who have been recruited by he french army to fight in world war II.

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Village Voice by

Days of Glory is as moving as it is ingenuous, with each doomed character symbolizing a different response to the collective dilemma these men face as Arabs with divided loyalties.


The New York Times by A.O. Scott

It is a chronicle of courage and sacrifice, of danger and solidarity, of heroism and futility, told with power, grace and feeling and brought alive by first-rate acting. A damn good war movie.


Wall Street Journal by Joe Morgenstern

A splendid war movie. The combat sequences are harrowing -- all the more so for the director's spare, sharp-eyed style -- and the performances are phenomenally fine.


Los Angeles Times by Kenneth Turan

As directed by Rachid Bouchareb, himself born in France to Algerian immigrants, "Days of Glory" is a kind of a North African "Saving Private Ryan," a taut, involving film that delivers all the things we look for in war movies and does so with intelligence and integrity.


The A.V. Club by Nathan Rabin

Days Of Glory isn't subtle in its exploration of the racial politics of warfare, but its grim, cynical portrayal of young men considered worthy enough to die for a foreign country, yet unworthy of being treated as equals, proves bluntly powerful.

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