Days of Glory: Unsung heroes

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Days of Glory is a powerful film about an aspect of WWII previously neglected, Algerians who served heroically for France in WWII. "A kind of a North African Saving Private Ryan," wrote the LA Times' Kenneth Turan, " a taut, involving film that delivers all the things we look for in war movies and does so with intelligence and integrity." GreenCine reviewer Craig Phillips thinks the Private Ryan comparison misses the film's more powerful subtext about racism. "Here it's more moving because the subtext is these men were not given any acknowledgment for their heroism, and the ending while equally emotional, is that much more bitter." Read the rest of his four-star review on Guru.

See also: GreenCine Daily's recap of reviews >>

D.K. Holm on the film (from Portland International Film Fest write-up). 

 

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