Mumbai: 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 24 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 in PVR Cinemas across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore on 24 October.
Days of Glory is an 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 enlist like the 1,30,000 others to protect their fatherland they have never seen nor set foot on, but in return 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.