'Indigenes' up for award at France's Cesars

22nd February 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 22, 2007 (AFP) - A ground-breaking film about North African soldiers in World War II heads the list of nominations at this year's Cesar awars, France's equivalent of the Oscars, which takes place Saturday.

PARIS, Feb 22, 2007 (AFP) - A ground-breaking film about North African soldiers in World War II heads the list of nominations at this year's Cesar awars, France's equivalent of the Oscars, which takes place Saturday.

"Indigenes" -- released in English under the title "Days of Glory" -- is named for best French film of 2006, while Rachid Bouchareb is on the shortlist for best director.

On Sunday the film is on the shortlist for the best foreign language film at Hollywood's Oscars ceremony. Bouchareb, who has joint French-Algerian citizenship, entered the film there as an Algerian production.

Other productions in for the best film award at the Cesars are the thriller "Ne le dis a Personne" (Don't Tell Anyone) of Guillaume Canet and Pascal Ferran's "Lady Chatterley".

Cecile de France is named for best actress in two films -- "Fauteuils d'orchestre" (Orchestra Seats) and "Quand J'etais Chanteur" (When I was a Singer) -- and faces competition from Charlotte Gainsbourg, Catherine Frot and Marina Hands.

For best actor Gerard Depardieu is named for "Quand J'etais Chanteur", alongside Alain Chabat and the comedian Jean Dujardin, who starred in the spoof spy film "OSS 117."

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Subject: French news

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