Army of Shadows (1969)

8.0 / Rated by 1 people

Drama
War
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145 min.
Plot  Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura), the head of a Resistance network, is arrested by Vichy French police on suspicion of resistance activity. Acquitted for lack of evidence he is nevertheless interned in a camp. He and a young communist begin to work on an escape plan, but before it can come to fruition he is 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 (Paul Crauchet), Guillaume Vermersch, a burly veteran known as ''Bison'' (Christian Barbier), and Claude Ullmann, a young recruit known as ''Le Masque'' (Claude Mann), 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. Lacking a decent knife, they strangle him.

Lepercq recruits an old friend in a bar, Jean-François Jardie (Jean...
  

Director(s)

Cast

Lino Ventura
Philippe Gerbier
Paul Meurisse
Luc Jardie
Simone Signoret
Mathilde
Claude Mann
Claude Ullmann a.k.a. Le Masque
Paul Crauchet
Felix Lepercq
Christian Barbier
Guillaume Vermersch a.k.a. Le Bison

Others

All Titles

L'armée des ombres
French Original Title
Army of Shadows
English Title

Release Dates

Country

France
Italy

Language

French

Updates

Onur rated L'armée des ombres (1969) with 8.0 stars / 21.07.2019



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