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Days of Glory

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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 a B

The Oscar-nominated World War II drama hits all the familiar plot points, right down to the Saving Private Ryan-like finale. What’s new here, though, is the band of brothers: North African colonial soldiers who fought and died for France. Their complex love for the ”motherland” and fortitude in the face of racism lifts Days of Glory above its war-movie conventions. EXTRAS Skip the making-of and watch director Rachid Bouchareb’s haunting animated short The Colonial Friend, a near-wordless pencil sketch about a Senegalese soldier. B