Indigènes (2006)

Algerian men served under French command during World War II only to be unfairly treated and then discarded by the army they served.

The film follows a band of Muslim North Africans who display bravery in their fight to liberate an occupied France. As their French comrades are given home leave every few months, they don't return once during their 2 years of service. They are placed on the front lines with little support. When Algeria gains its independence from their tyrannous colonizer, the soldiers' pensions are cut off. We watch injustice after injustice on the screen, but the Algerians display grace and fortitude throughout.

While the story is tremendously important and the acting is superb, the film does lack momentum. There is the constant tension you would expect from this story, but it doesn't build very much through the story.

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