Army of Shadow

L'Armée des ombreswith Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paul Crauchet, Paul Meurisse, Claude Mann, Serge Reggiani
3 formatsFrench, English7 subtitles languages

France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed... This non-spectacular movie (do not expect any Rambo or Robin Hood) shows us rigorously and austerely the everyday of the French Resistants : their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, the forwarding of orders and their carrying out... Both writer Joseph Kessel and co-writer and director Jean-Pierre Melville belonged to this "Army in the Shadows".

  • year
    1969
  • nationality
    France
  • running time
    2h30
  • rights end
    13/12/2023
  • filming format
    35 mm
  • screenplay
    Jean-Pierre Melville
  • director of photography
    Pierre Lhomme
  • distributor
    TAMASA
  • producers
    Les films corona, Fono Roma
  • original work authors
    Joseph Kessel

Kit de ressources

  • 8media
  • 1technical resource
  • 1educational resource

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