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Army of Shadows

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Year of participation 2017
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Army of Shadows
Producer(s) Jacques Dorfmann
Director(s) Jean-Pierre Melville
Script Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Joseph Kessel
Director of Photography Pierre Lhomme, Walter Wottitz
Production designer Eric de Marsan
Music by Théobald Meurisse
Sound Jean Nény, Jacques Carrère, Alex Pront
Edit Françoise Bonnot
Cast Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani
Production company(-ies) Corona Fono, Roma
 

Synopsis

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 film  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".

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