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Title L'armée des ombres = Army of shadows / a Rialto Pictures release ; producer, Jacques Dorfmann ; screenplay adaptation by Jean-Pierre Melville ; directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2007.
1969.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD FOREIGN ARMY OF SHADOWS DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD FOREIGN ARMY OF SHADOWS DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Media Room  DVD ARM DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD ARMY DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD ARMY OF SHADOWS DISC 1-2    Lending office
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD FOREIGN ARMY DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  FOREIGN FILM DVD ARMY DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (41 pages : color, illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 385
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 385.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; 1.0 Dolby Digital mono., 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Note Based on the novel by Joseph Kessell.
Cast Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani, André Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain, Albert Michel, Denis Sadier, Georges Sellier, Marco Perrin, Hubert de Lapparent, Colin Mann, Anthony Stuart, Michel Fretault.
Credits Directeur de la photographie, Pierre Lhomme ; montage [editor], Françoise Bonnot ; musique, Eric De Marsan ; decors, Théobald Meurisse ; conseiller aux dialogues é́trangers, Howard Vernon.
Note Originally released as a French motion picture in 1969.
Summary A stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it.
Note Special features: New interviews ; Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'armée des ombres" ; Le journal de la Résistance.
Language French dialogue with optional subtitles in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Local Note WNPLFFDVD
Subject Guerrillas -- France -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Drama.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, French.
Subject Kessel, Joseph, 1898-1979 -- Film adaptations.
Added Author Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973. Screenwriter. Director.
Dorfmann, Jacques. Producer.
Ventura, Lino, 1919-1987. Actor.
Meurisse, Paul, 1913-1979. Actor.
Cassel, Jean-Pierre, 1932-2007. Actor.
Signoret, Simone, 1921-1985. Actor.
Mann, Claude. Actor.
Crauchet, Paul. Actor.
Barbier, Christian, 1924- Actor.
Reggiani, Serge. Actor.
Lhomme, Pierre, 1930-2019
Bonnot, Françoise, 1939-2018
Demarsan, Eric, 1938- Composer.
Kessel, Joseph, 1898-1979. Armée des ombres.
Janus Films.
Rialto Pictures LLC.
Studio Canal.
Films Corona.
Centre national de la cinématographie (France). Service des archives du film.
Fono Roma (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Army of shadows
ISBN 1934121487
9781934121481
Standard No. 715515023726
Music No. CC1693D Criterion Collection
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