‘Days Of Glory’ is an extremely influential war film which dates back to the year 1943, when France was at war. The story revolves around four Algerian men; Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir, who join the French army as soldiers, to liberate France from the Nazi enemy. These indigenous North African soldiers, like 1,30,000 others, enlist in the French Army to protect their fatherland they have never seen nor set foot on. In return they face discrimination from the French Sergeant who is caught between his loathing of Africans and his devotion to his troops.
Selected as the jury member at the Festival de Cannes 2008, Rachid Bouchareb’s strong nationalism is conveyed in his films through various themes. ‘Days Of Glory’ was the result of 365 days of research along with Oliver Lorelle, co-screenwriter of ‘Days Of Glory’.
The film enforced the French President Jacques Chirac to restore veteran pensions to the North Africans who fought alongside French troops during the war.
NDTV Lumière brings you the poignant story of patriotism and discrimination of a true war story with the stirring film, ‘Days Of Glory’ to be released on the 24th of October, 2008. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, ‘Days of Glory’ is a story of the forgotten “indigenous” heroes and their loyalty to an ungrateful fatherland. Winner of the Best screen play at the 2007 Lumière Awards and Best Film at the Etoiles d’Or ‘Days Of Glory’ is a French film with English sub-titles.
The movie will release at PVR Saket on October 24th, 2008 at 9 pm.