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L'armée du crime (2009)

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The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Guédiguian

Writers:

Serge Le Péron (original idea), Robert Guédiguian (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Abkarian ... Missak Manouchian
Virginie Ledoyen ... Mélinée Manouchian
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Marcel Rayman
Lola Naymark Lola Naymark ... Monique Stern
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Thomas Elek
Adrien Jolivet Adrien Jolivet ... Henri Krasucki
Olga Legrand Olga Legrand ... Olga Bancic
Alexandru Potocean ... Alexandre le mari d'Olga
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Inspecteur Pujol
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Commissaire David
Pascal Cervo ... Inspecteur Bourlier
Paula Klein Paula Klein ... Madame Rayman
Boris Bergman Boris Bergman ... Monsieur Rayman
Léopold Szabatura Léopold Szabatura ... Simon Rayman
Ariane Ascaride ... Madame Elek
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Storyline

The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin. Written by American Film Market

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Revenge. Liberation. Young Resistance Heroes. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Details

Official Sites:

Studio Canal [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

16 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Army of Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,102, 22 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,416, 28 November 2010
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Characters Micha Aznavourian (Serge Avedikian) and Knar Aznavourian (Christina Galstian) were, in real life, the parents of singer and actor Charles Aznavour. Whilst Charles does not feature, as a character, in the film, he is briefly mentioned by his parents (as characters), around 42' 55" into the movie, as having early success as a child singer. See more »

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When showed up to the press after being arrested in November 1943, a member of the group tells a policeman the FFI will avenge them when they come. The FFI (Forces Francaises de l'Interieur) was regrouping several resistance groups and was created in 1944. See more »


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Performed by Raymond Legrand
Domaine public (1940)
Avec l'aimable autorisation de EMI Music France pour les USA
Written by Jacqueline Batell
Editions Salabert
Avec l'autorisation de Universal Music Vision
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The bad guys wear black kepis!
6 December 2011 | by rps-2See all my reviews

This is a beautiful film about an ugly era. With subtly beautiful photography and quietly nuanced acting, it captures the mood of occupied France. Parisians bicycled, canoed and made love in the summer sun while Wehrmacht soldiers strolled, marched and rubber necked. If you were a German soldier in 1940 or 41, Paris was the place to be. The film also has that wonderful European quality that Hollywood never has managed to match or even understand. The performances are outstanding, often conveying more with a nervous glance or a cautious gesture than a page of dialogue could achieve. The vintage French cars and buses are a treat in themselves as are the scenes in the Paris Metro with the vintage carriages. (I rode in these as late as the seventies. I believe they are all retired now.) But the real worth of the film is that it challenges the common notion that all Frenchmen fought the "boche." Indeed many welcomed them and supported Petain. A powerful, beautifully done movie but it's unlikely to turn up as in flight entertainment on Air France.


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