The Weinstein Company andIFC Films are reteaming to co-distribute Rachid Bouchareb's Indigenes aka Days Of Glory in North America. The film played in competition atCannes this year and won the best actor award for male ensemble cast. It willhave its North American premiere at Toronto next month.
The film takes place in 1943and follows four North African soldiers who enlisted in the French army alongwith 130,000 other "indigenous soldiers" to liberate France from the Nazis. Theheroes won battles in Italy, Provence and the Vosges before finding themselvesalone to defend an Alsatian village against a German battalion.
Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri,Sami Bouajila and Roshdy Zem star in the film which was produced by TessalitProductions.
The deal for the film wasnegotiated by Maeva Gatineau, co-head of acquisitions for TWC and EileenRodriguez, director of acquisitions for TWC with Francois Yon on behalf ofTessalit. IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, Ryan Werner andElizabeth Nastro represented IFC Films.
TWC and IFC have previouslypartnered on the release Transamerica and Wordplay.
Films Distribution ishandling international sales of Indigenes.