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Director: Robert Guédiguian Writer: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Le Péron, Gilles Taurand Starring: Virginie Ledoyen, Simon Abkarian “They were twenty-three when the rifles blossomed Twenty-three who gave their hearts before their time Twenty-three foreigners but still our brothers Twenty-three who loved life to death Twenty-three who cried out “France!” as they fell.” (Louis Aragon, Strophes pour se souvenir) The phrase "army of crime" is a reference to a caption on the Affiche Rouge ("red poster"), a propaganda poster campaign with which the Nazis sought to present French resistance fighters as criminals: "Liberators? Liberation by the army of crime." Based on the true stories of the Francs-tireurs et partisans - Main-d'œuvre immigrée (Ftp-moi), Army of Crime begins with an Altman-esque intertwining of the very individual narratives concerning a multifarious hodgepodge of anti-fascists operating clandestinely and individually in occupied Paris (a city that seems to have accepted German occupation and the mass deportations »

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