May 11 - May 13, 2007
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Rated R, 123 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by J.F. & Evelyne Lanvers
These young North Africans have never stepped foot on French soil but because France is at war, they enlisted in the French Army, along with 130,000 other ?indigenous soldiers,? to help in the struggle to liberate the France from the Nazi enemy. These heroes that history forgot won battles in Italy, Provence and the Vosges before finding themselves alone to defend an Alsatian village against a German battalion. This film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Remarkable, powerfully entertaining. - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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