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Title L'armée des ombres [videorecording] = Army of shadows / Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; Films Corona ; produced by Jacques Dorfmann ; screenplay adaptation by Jean-Pierre Melville ; directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 1 Request this Volume
Description 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (41 pages : portraits ; 19 cm.)
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 385
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 385.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.
Based on the novel by Joseph Kessell.
Disc 1 contains: New high-definition digital transfer of the 2004 restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme and Studio Canal.
Special features: Audio commentary by film historian Ginette Vincendeau; new interviews with Lhomme and editor Francoise Bonnot; archival video excerpts, including on-set footage and interviews with Mellville, cast members, writer 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 las Résistance" (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines of the final days of German-occupied France; and a film restoration demonstration by Lhomme.
Credits Director of photography, Pierre Lhomme ; editor, Francoise Bonnot ; music, Eric De Marsan.
Cast Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Paul Crauchet, Claude Mann, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani.
Summary A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital stereo.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Drama.
Guerrillas -- France -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Drama.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Drama.
France -- History -- 1940-1945, German occupation -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
War films.
Foreign films.
Feature films.
War films.
War -- Feature.
Added Author Ventura, Lino, 1919-1987, actor.
Meurisse, Paul, 1913-1979, actor.
Cassel, Jean-Pierre, 1932-2007, actor.
Signoret, Simone, 1921-1985, actor.
Crauchet, Paul, actor.
Mann, Claude, actor.
Barbier, Christian, 1924- actor.
Reggiani, Serge, actor.
Dorfmann, Jacques, producer.
Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973, author of screenplay, director.
L'Homme, Pierre, 1930-
Bonnot, Françoise, 1939-
Demarsan, Eric, 1938- composer.
Kessel, Joseph, 1898-1979. Armée des ombres.
Janus Films.
Films Corona.
Rialto Pictures LLC.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Studio Canal.
Added Title Army of shadows
Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'armée des ombres".
Journal de la Résistance.
Standard No. 715515023726
ISBN 1934121487
Music No. CC1693D Criterion Collection

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