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Aro Favourite Army of Shadows

 

aka: L'Armée des Ombres, aka Army in the Shadows
France 1969, 145 minutes
Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
In French with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Classics / War

Topics: Period 1940s.

 

Aroview: Melville’s heavyweight masterpiece – by turns sombre, exhilarating, and tension-filled – tackles the clandestine rearguard action of the French resistance during Nazi occupation in WWII.

With impeccable Gallic strength, this is a bleaker, more austere evaluation of heroism and sacrifice, guided ceaselessly by the strong, silent presence of Lino Ventura – an unmovable rock amidst the most precarious of wartime scenarios.

NZ International Film Festival 2006

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DVD Features

Criterion Edition (for rental) features an audio commentary, interviews, archival footage and interviews + "Le journal de la Résistance" (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines of the final days of German-occupied France.

  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • 2-disc set
 

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