SKU 5633

ARMY OF SHADOWS (L'armée des ombres) (1969) * with switchable English subtitles *

Jean-Pierre Melville Writers: Joseph Kessel (novel), Jean-Pierre Melville (adaptation) Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Philippe Gerbier, the head of a Resistance network, is arrested by Vichy police on suspicion of resistance activity. Acquitted for lack of evidence, he is nevertheless sent to a concentration camp. He and a young Communist begin work on an escape plan, but before it can come to fruition, he's transported to Paris for questioning by the Gestapo. He manages to kill a guard and make his escape. Gerbier manages the resistance network in Marseille. He and three of his men, Félix Lepercq, Guillaume Vermersch, a burly veteran known as Le Bison, and Claude Ullmann, a young recruit known as Le Masque, need to execute one of their own members, a young agent named Paul Dounat, for having betrayed Gerbier. They find the house next door to that they are using occupied, meaning they cannot use their guns. 

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 144 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality! 


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