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Title Army of shadows [videorecording] / produced by Jacques Dorfmann ; written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2020]


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Description 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
digital optical mono rda
NTSC rda
video file region 1 rda
DVD video
Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 385
Criterion collection ; 385.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Based on the novel by Joseph Kessel.
Mono, wide screen 1.85:1.
Essay by critic Amy Taubin in container.
Features: audio commentary from 2006 featuring film scholar Ginette Vincendeau; interviews from 2007 with Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot; on-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, author Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters; Jean-Pierre Melville et L'armée des ombres" (2005), a short program on the director and his film; Le journal de la Résistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of the German occupation of France; restoration demonstration by Lhomme; trailers.
Cast Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann.
Summary Follows a group of French resistance fighters during World War II as they face capture, escape, and a traitor.
Terms Of Use For private home use only.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Kessel, Joseph, 1898-1979 -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Drama.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973, screenwriter, director.
Ventura, Lino, 1919-1987, actor.
Meurisse, Paul, 1913-1979, actor.
Cassel, Jean-Pierre, 1932-2007, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Kessel, Joseph, 1898-1979. Armée des ombres.
Added Title Armée des ombres (Motion picture)
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Armée des ombres (Motion picture) Army of shadows New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2020] 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 715515244015
Standard No. 715515244114
00715515244114 gtin-14
ISBN 1681436914
Music No. CC3134D Criterion Collection

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