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Army of Shadows

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Genres: War, Drama
Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Plot Synopsis: This masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, until its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 11th, 2011
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1956
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:145 Minutes
    Specs:BD-50 Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/TBA
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:French PCM 1.0 Mono
    Special Features:Audio commentary featuring film historian Ginette Vincendeau
    Interviews with Pierre Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot
    On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, writer Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters
    Jean-Pierre Melville et 'L'armée des ombres' (2002): 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 German-occupied France
    Film restoration demonstration by Lhomme
    Theatrical trailers
    A booklet featuring essays by critic Amy Taubin and historian Robert O. Paxton, as well as excerpts from Rui Nogueira's Melville on Melville
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