IFC Films | Release Date: December 6, 2006
Summary: 1943. The young North Africans had never stepped foot on French soil but because France was at war, Said, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir enlisted in the French Army, along with 130,000 other "indigenous soldiers," to liberate the "fatherland" from the Nazi enemy. These heroes that history forgot won battles in Italy, Provence and the Vosges before finding themselves alone to defend an Alsatian village against a German battalion. (The Weinstein Company)
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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