ARMY OF SHADOWS

L'ARMÉE DES OMBRES

By Jean-Pierre MELVILLE

TAMASA DISTRIBUTION - as SALES World / DISTR Theatrical

Drama - Completed 1969

Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece completes his triptych about the German Occupation of France and the Resistance after Le Silence de la mer and Léon Morin, prêtre. “Now I have said everything about the war” he said.

    • Year of production
    • 1969
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ITALY
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 143 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Pierre MELVILLE
    • Writer(s)
    • Joseph KESSEL, Jean-Pierre MELVILLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacques DORFMANN
    • Synopsis
    • In the winter of 1942 - 1943, as France exists under German occupation, an underground cell operates in the shadows. In the clandestine world of the Résistance, the freedom fighters work against their enemies under the constant risk of betrayal, ordinary men and women in an extraordinary situation. Suffused throughout with a mood of foreboding, the suspense, heightened with directorial mastery, reaches its peak as the Résistance attempt to free a prisoner from the Gestapo headquarters, in one of Melville’s trademark set-pieces of iconic action.
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