Days of Glory

Abdelkader: Where are you from, Saïd?

Saïd: From total poverty.

(Silence.)

Abdelkader: Listen… In that uniform, you’re like me now; you’re like all of us. We’re the same family. The army means equality.

Ali (sneers): Wait a while… You’ll get your share of bullets tomorrow.

Saïd to Abdelkader: Corporal… are you afraid?

(Silence.)

Abdelkader (lights a cigarette): Enough talk.

(Stands up and leaves.)

Days of Glory

1943. France was at war. Four Algerian men — Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir — like the other 130,000 recruits like them, enlisted in the French Army to save a country they have never seen. A country that discriminates against them. This is the story of the forgotten North African “indigenous” heroes and their loyalty to an ungrateful motherland.

Days of Glory was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2007 Academy Awards and the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Festival de Cannes.

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My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

3 Responses to Days of Glory

  1. sjanima says:

    Public service is an ungrateful Master, I was told. It is not for the faint of heart and those wanting in recognition for there are many who would grab credit for others work and few who would do the work. Serving and being loyal to an ungrateful motherland is the same. 😀

  2. sjanima says:

    well, I am talking in general terms, I have to see the movie to be able to discern what you meant and the context of loyalty and service you are talking about. I did not attempt to define service and loyalty, that is not my forte either since it has different meaning according to one’s perception and I would certainly not attempt a dictionary meaning.

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