Release date:December 6, 2006
(NY, LA - one week only; limited release: February 16, 2007)
Studio:The Weinstein Company
MPAA Rating:R (for war violence and brief language)
Screenwriters:Olivier Lorelle, Rachid Bouchareb
Starring:Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Bernard Blancan, Matthieu Simonet
1943. The young North Africans had never stepped foot on French soil but because France was at war, Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir enlisted in the French Army, along with 130,000 other "indigenous soldiers," to liberate the "fatherland" 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.