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The Army of Shadows (1969)

L’armée des ombres (original title)

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Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel


France, 1942. Philippe Gerbier is the leader of a French Resistance cell. Through his eyes we see the workings of the French Resistance – the day-to-day operations, the intrigue and espionage, the constant threat of being captured by the Germans, the camaraderie, the danger and the tough decisions that need to be taken.
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Originally made in 1969, this recently reissued classic is a masterful examination of the inner workings of the World War II resistance efforts.
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