Days of Glory

2006 R 2h 5m DVD

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Days of Glory

2006 R 2h 5m DVD
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Rachid Bouchareb's powerful pedagogical film chronicles the journey of four North African soldiers who join the French army to help liberate France from Nazi occupation during World War II, re-creating a chapter largely ignored by history. The film -- which drew an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film and won a 2006 Cannes Film Festival award for its ensemble cast -- pays overdue tribute to the heroism of these forgotten troops.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Samy Naceri
  • Roschdy Zem
  • Sami Bouajila
  • Jamel Debbouze
  • Bernard Blancan
  • Mathieu Simonet
  • Assaad Bouab
  • Benoît Giros
  • Mélanie Laurent
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this subtitled French World War II drama deals with mature subject matter and has combat action scenes that are especially brutal (dismembered, bloody, burning, and exploding bodies). The focus on the French Caucasian troops' racism toward their Muslim fellows leads to tension and fights. A Muslim soldier and a white woman embrace and kiss (and she appears in a slip). Cigarette smoking, some drinking, and plenty of subtitled swearing and other language ("f--k," "s--t," and some arguments involving epithets like "wog").

Sexual Content

A soldier and a woman kiss and embrace briefly.

Violence

Frequent, harsh battlefield action, with explosions, burning, and bloody bullet wounds; a frustrated soldier stabs at a body with his bayonet (his fellows accuse him of savagery); fights between soldiers feature punching, pushing, and one assault with a knife; dead bodies and acts of violence "punctuate" characters' emotional trajectories.

Language

Repeated uses of "f--k," plus "s--t" and some racist language ("wog"), all in subtitles.

Social Behavior

The French Caucasians are overtly racist; the Algerians/Muslims resist in various ways, sometimes with violence.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Frequent cigarette smoking (it's the 1940s); some drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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