Indigènes

TitleIndigènes
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBouchareb, Rachid
Running Time128 min
Date Released2006/09/27
Publication LanguageFrench, Arabic
Abstract

This film portrays the experiences of four men from Algeria who volunteer to fight with the Allied army during WWII to help liberate France from Germany's rule: Saïd, dirt poor and 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 and 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]

Alternate Titleباديون
Translated TitleDays of Glory
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