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- An upward sales spiral

Article: Days of Glory

A French/Moroccan/Algerian/Belgian production headed by French outfit Tessalit Productions (founded for the occasion and run by Jean Bréhat and Rachid Bouchareb), Days of Glory [+see also:
film review
film focus
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile
was made on a €14.4m budget.

The film’s principal sources of financing were France 3 Cinéma (€1.3m), France 2 Cinéma (€1.1m), advances on receipts from the CNC (€500,000) and several regional funds. The film was a 10% co-production by Belgian outfit Versus Production.

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Distribution – Sales
Opening on 460 screens on September 27 in France through Mars Distribution , Days of Glory has been sold internationally by Films Distribution since its competition screening at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Several territories have been secured since then: the UK (Metrodome Distribution), Spain (Notro Films), Denmark (Ost For Paradis), Sweden (Folkets Bio ), Belgium (opening through Belga Film on October 4), the Netherlands (Belga Film, November 30), Poland (Gaby), Turkey, Brazil, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and North America (Weinstein Company and IFC Films).

This list dated September 20 could yet get longer with the film shortlisted as Algerian candidate in the 2007 Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film.

(Translated from French)


international title: Days of Glory
original title: Indigènes
country: France, Morocco, Algeria, Belgium
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2005
directed by: Rachid Bouchareb
screenplay: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle
cast: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem

main awards/selection

Oscar 2007 Nominations: Best Foreign Film
César 2007 Best Original Screenplay
EFA 2006 selection
Cannes 2006 Official Competition
Best Actor (cast)
François Chalais Award

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