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Army of shadows

L'armée des ombres
(DVD - 2007 - French)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp. He manages to escape and join his network at Marseilles, where he has the traitor executed.
Title: Army of shadows
L'armée des ombres
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (145 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Films Corona ; produced by Jacques Dorfmann ; screenplay adaptation by Jean-Pierre Melville ; directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969
Based on the novel by Joseph Kessell
For special features, see interactive menu
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp. He manages to escape and join his network at Marseilles, where he has the traitor executed.
Additional Contributors: Ventura, Lino - 1919-1987 - Actor
Meurisse, Paul - 1913-1979 - Actor
Cassel, Jean-Pierre - 1932-2007 - Actor
Signoret, Simone - 1921-1985 - Actor
Crauchet, Paul - Actor
Mann, Claude - Actor
Barbier, Christian - 1924- - Actor
Reggiani, Serge - Actor
Dorfmann, Jacques - Producer
Melville, Jean-Pierre - 1917-1973
Kessel, Joseph - Armée des ombres - 1898-1979
Films Corona
Alternate Title: L'armée des ombres
ISBN: 1934121487
9781934121481
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign ARMY
Performers: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Paul Crauchet, Claude Mann, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) ; Dolby digital audio
Other Language: In French with optional English subtitles
Subject Headings: France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Drama World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements France Drama Guerrillas France Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Motion pictures-France
Foreign films
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Guerrillas
French language edition
Publisher No: CC1693D Criterion Collection
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Betrayal and merciless repercussions among the underground World War II French Resistance. Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret give chilling, bleak performances.


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Apr 18, 2012
  • kim_graff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best film ever made about about the French Resistance. Full stop.

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