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Resistance (1992)

Unrated | | Action | 4 April 1997 (USA)
A society on the verge of total collapse is agitated by military forces who try to make sure needed crops are harvested before the farm workers begin to revolt. Then a worker is killed by a soldier.

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Lorna Lesley ...
Jean Skilling
Jennifer Claire ...
Ruby
Bob Noble ...
Jackal (as Bobby Noble)
Allan Penney ...
Cy
Mirabai Peart ...
Loretta
Bill Radford ...
Windy
Alastair Buchanan
Helen Jones ...
Natalie
Arianthe Galani ...
Mother
Maya Sheridan ...
Sister
Doris Younane ...
Rosa
Stephen Leeder ...
Col. Webber
Harold Hopkins ...
Peach
Ralph Cotterill ...
Sgt. Maj. Hopwood
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A society on the verge of total collapse is agitated by military forces who try to make sure needed crops are harvested before the farm workers begin to revolt. Then a worker is killed by a soldier.

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Also Known As:

Fegyveres ellenállás  »

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Silly Leftist "Guerilla" Fantasy
10 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The writers of "Resistance", if the publicity releases are to believed, seem to think they have produced an important "serious" movie dealing with issues of civilian resistance to the military in a domestic security situation.

I'm sorry to disappoint, but the movie was embarrassing and clearly the writers seemed to have done all their research from a naïve student activist leaflet left over from the 1960s.

The heroes are a bunch of feminist workers following some sort of pacifist 'spiritual" resistance, that for much of the movie comprises sitting around in a circle chanting something that might be a distorted version of Kumbayah, wearing some sort of "native" face-paint.

Their opponents are supposed to be an elite counter-insurgency unit sent to pacify this "resistance".

However, this "elite" unit seems to comprise a gang of incompetent, panic stricken neurotics led by a Rambo wannabe, tooling around the countryside in a "specialist" counter-insurgency vehicle that looks like it escaped from a Monster Truck rally. (Believe me, whatever it is, its not something that any half-sane real-life military would even consider using for such duties, if indeed, anything!)

This movie was made by someone who (a) has no idea how real-life resistance movements, armed or passive, actually work and (b) hasn't the faintest conception what real-life police or military security forces look like, are organised or equipped.

It was made either as a satire or a tax dodge........its very silly.

Compare this film with something by Gillo Pontecorvo, and you'll know exactly what I mean.


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