Days of Glory

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2

Bernard Blancan, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze. War drama. Written by Rachid Bouchareb and Oliver Lorelle. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb.

FILM SYNOPSIS: According to the press notes, the French were aided by over 130,000 North Africans fending off the Germans during WWII. Directed and co-written by Rachid Bouchareb, the story showcases the bravery of the North African Muslims and reveals the bigotry and mistreatment they received under French leadership.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Its interesting that two war films out right now either focus on understanding the enemy (Letters from Iwo Jima) or making sure Westerners get to know Muslim warriors. Indeed, in Days of Glory there are several scenes depicting the followers of Islam as decent and devout, whereas the Christians are hypocrites. It doesnt, however, go into much depth as to the core beliefs of either religion. Its a blatant attempt to put a happy face on Islam.

This is a well-made film, but like Clint Eastwoods Letters From Iwo Jima, it has an agenda. Making nice with folks you dont know seems a noble cause and certainly we Christians are to be peacemakers, but Matthew 10:16 also warns, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. That verse should always be applied when being subjected to a filmmakers viewpoint. We learn from history that blind villainy befell many nations for a season, including, the Roman Empire, Spain, Germany and Japan. Evil can overtake any nation and must be guarded against. The same holds true for any religion.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: A couple of crude sexual references.

Obscene Language: A few obscenities sprinkled throughout (mostly the f- and s-words).

Profanity: I caught no profane use of Gods name.

Violence: Wartime atrocities, including many killings from gunshots and explosions. Blood: The film has some gore and blood to reflect war, but it is not excessive.

Sex: One sexual situation not graphic.

Nudity: None.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None.

Drugs: Some drinking.

Other: None.

Running Time: 125 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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