- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 12, 2007
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Weinstein Company
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes: Making Of
- Shorts: THE COLONIAL FRIEND
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 12/22/2006
"Rachid Bouchareb's great, important drama about North African soldiers fighting for France in World War II has the contours of a traditional 1940s war pic..." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - 12/29/2006
Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "[An] engrossing, marvelously composed picture..."
Rolling Stone - 03/08/2007
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Bouchareb] knows these racial tensions are still simmering. And in this wallop of a war movie he makes you feel the heat."
Total Film - 05/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "A poignant drama that will jolt you into a state of righteous indignation..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2007
"A passionate, historically important film....[Debbouze is] extremely affecting here..."
USA Today - 06/15/2007
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Note the effective dramatic rhythm between grim violence and peaceful byways, before a kicker that's in some ways the most powerful moment of all."
Wall Street Journal - 11/06/2009
"The spare, sharp-eyed direction was by Rachid Bouchareb, who worked from a splendid script by Olivier Lorelle."
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- Theatrical Release: December 6, 2006