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Days of Glory

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Days of Glory: Roger Arpajou

Days of Glory

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/16/07
performer:
Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri
director:
Rachid Bouchareb
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle
genre:
Drama, War

We gave it an A

Days of Glory, Rachid Bouchareb’s great, important drama about North African soldiers fighting for France in World War II, has the contours of a traditional 1940s war pic, focused on the lives of individual soldiers in and out of battle. But the story Bouchareb tells is something no classic has tackled before — that of patriots fighting for a homeland that didn’t treat them with égalité. (The picture has shamed the French government into granting pension increases.) The ensemble cast shared the best-actor award at the 2006 Cannes film festival — and rightly so.