Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBouchareb, Rachid
Running Time123 min
Date Released09/27/2006
Publication LanguageFrench, Arabic

This movie tells the story of four Algerian men who volunteer to fight with the Allies to liberate France from the Nazis, even though France has held Algeria under colonial rule since 1830. 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 falls in love with a French woman; 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? [Imdb]

Translated TitleThe Indigenous
Alternate TitleDays of Glory
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