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

    • Réalisateur : Jean-Pierre Melville
    • Scénario : Jean-Pierre Melville
    • Directeur de la photographie : Pierre Lhomme
    • Décors : Théobald Meurisse
    • Costumes : Colette Baudot
    • Montage : Françoise Bonnot
    • Musique originale : Eric Demarsan
    • Producteur : Jacques Dorfmann
    • Société de production : Les Films Corona, Fono Roma
    • Ayant droit : Studiocanal
    • Auteur de l'oeuvre originale : Joseph Kessel
    • Ingénieur du son : Jacques Carrère
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1969
    • French release date : 12 septembre 1969
    • Category : Long métrage
    • Color : Couleurs
    • Language : Français

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