With the popularity of Client
Eastwood’s Letter from Iwo Jima, it’s a fresh approach when the tale
is told from another country as opposed to the usual American or
British perspective of World War II and Days of Glory is another
tale which is told from a French perspective of Algerian troops as
they are attacked by both the Axis and the racism of their
commanding French officers.
The film is so vivid and intense due to the research and passion
that both Bouchareb and his co-writer Oliver Morelle gave the film,
it makes Days of Gloryone of the most realistic war films to date
and is quite engaging from its early moments to the battles that we
Days of Glory revolves around a group of soldiers located in the
Northern colonies Africa who are enlisted into the 130,000 strong
army of indigenous soldiers. As the war devastates the world around
them, this film shows the destruction that these foreign "French"
soldiers endured out of France during World War II and how they
recruited men from other nations to boost their forces for a
homeland that was never theirs.
It also raises quite a few social issues from racism to
socio-economic hardships that were faced by all nations during this
turbulent time. Emotional, engaging and quite memorable, this movie
is one of the best films I have seen in a long time.
DVD Special Features
Original theatrical trailer
Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround