Army of Shadows

by Jean-Pierre Melville2h301969France

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France, 1942, under German occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is a French Resistance commandant. Denounced by a French collaborator, he is interned in a concentration camp. He manages to escape, and rejoins his network in Marseille, where he has the traitor executed. This movie reveals rigorously and austerely what life was like in the French Resistance: the solitude and fear of its members; their relationships with one another; the constant threat of arrest by the Gestapo; the Resistance command structure and the way its orders were carried out.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Scenario : Jean-Pierre Melville
    • Distributor : Studiocanal
    • Set Decoration : Théobald Meurisse
    • Sound Recorder : Jacques Carrère
    • Photo Director : Pierre Lhomme
    • Director : Jean-Pierre Melville
    • Production Compagny : Les Films Corona, Fono Roma
    • Costume Design : Colette Baudot
    • Original Music : Eric Demarsan
    • Original Work Author : Joseph Kessel
    • Editing : Françoise Bonnot
    • Producer : Jacques Dorfmann
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1969
    • French release date : 12 septembre 1969
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French
    • Subtitle : German

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