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
Genre: Drama, War; Starring: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri; Director: Rachid Bouchareb; Author: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle; Release Date Limited: 02/16/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Posted June 15 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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