The Army of Shadows

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville


The completion of a triptych  about the German Occupation of France and the Resistance after The Silence of the Sea and Léon Morin, Priest, the atmospheric and gripping The Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film and concerns a bunch of resistance fighters as they grapple with their own brand of honour in their battle against Hitler’s regime.

145 minutes

Translated title:
L'armée des ombres

English, French and German

Partial English

Country of origin:
France and Italy

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