Days of Glory Image

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

Summary: 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?
Runtime: 120 min
Rating: Rated R for war violence and brief language.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Action, Drama, War
Countries: France, Belgium, Morocco, Algeria
Languages: French, Arabic
Home Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
Director Credit
Rachid Bouchareb Director
Writer Credit
Olivier Lorelle Writer
Rachid Bouchareb Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Roschdy Zem Messaoud Souni
Sami Bouajila Abdelkader
Samy Naceri Yassir
Cast Credit
Antoine Chappey Le Colonel
Assaad Bouab Larbi
Aurélie Eltvedt Irène
Benoît Giros Capitaine Durieux
Bernard Blancan Sergent Roger Martinez
Dioucounda Koma Touré
Jamel Debbouze Saïd Otmari
Mathieu Simonet Caporal Leroux
Mélanie Laurent Margueritte Village Vosges
Philippe Beglia Rambert
Thibault de Montalembert Capitaine Martin
Thomas Langmann Le Journaliste
Producer Credit
Alexandre Lippens Co-Producer
Caroline Cochaux Co-Producer
Genevieve Lemal Co-Producer
Jamel Debbouze Co-Producer
Jaques-Henri Bronckart Co-Producer
Jean Bréhat Producer
Mehdi Sayah Assistant Producer
Muriel Merlin Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: