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Army in the Shadows ( aka Army of Shadows )

A.k.a. 'Army of Shadows'. Based on Joseph Kessel's novel, this war drama follows several months in the life of French Resistance fighter Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) a top dog in the movement who notices the contribution of Mathilde (Simone Signoret), a woman who seems capable of combating the Germans in most ingenious ways. A hard-hitting masterpiece from Jean-Pierre Melville who himself spent time in the French Resistance.

Year: 1969
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, War and Anti-War Films, French Cinema, Based on...
Country: France, Italy
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret
Duration: 139 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains medium level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (France)

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