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Indigènes (2006)  link to Indigènes on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 531

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IMDb Rating:
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7.1/10 (12237 votes)

Also known as: Days of Glory (original title)

Country: French, 123 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Rachid Bouchareb

Cast: Jamel Debbouze (as Saïd Otmari), Samy Naceri (as Yassir), Roschdy Zem (as Messaoud Souni), Sami Bouajila (as Abdelkader), Bernard Blancan (as Sergent Roger Martinez)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: French

Plot Outline: Algeria, 1943, through Italy and France, to Alsace in early 1945, with a coda years later. Arabs volunteer to fight Nazis to liberate France, their motherland. We follow 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 in Province falls in love with a French woman who loves him back; 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?

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Apr 26, 2017