• Days of Glory (2007)

Days of Glory

Release Date: February 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2007

R |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

During World War II, North African troops encounter bigotry and unfair treatment from their French comrades-in-arms, despite the fact that they bravely fight for a country they have never seen. Some, like Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila), believe that fighting for France is the only way to achieve equality, but Martinez hides his Arab ancestry and treats his men poorly.

Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Bernard Blancan, Mathieu Simonet, Benoît Giros, Mélanie Laurent

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Genres: Drama , War

Production Co: Studio Canal, France 3 Cinema, France 2 Cinema

Keywords: Soldier, France, Sacrifice, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    On the list of WWII stories criminally ignored by six decades of combat movies in the past 60 years, the heroics of French colonial soldiers ranks pretty high. But Rachid Bouchareb's powerful drama -- which won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival's best-actors award for its superb ensemble cast and was nominated for a best foreign-language-film Oscar, went a long way toward rectifying the situation, both on screen and in real life. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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.

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    With strong visuals and even stronger emotions, Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory makes a powerful war film about a particularly unique subject. show more

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Awards

Nominated Foreign Language Film