|Genre||Drama, War||Actor||Jean-Pierre Cassel, Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Simone Signoret|
|Director||Jean-Pierre Melville||Country||France, Italy|
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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 movie (do not expect any Rambo or Robin Hood) 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”.
12 Sep 1969 (France, Italy)