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Army of Crime (2009)

L'armée du crime (original title)
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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 »

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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 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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$8,102 (USA) (20 August 2010)

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$35,416 (USA) (26 November 2010)
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Henri Krasucki, part of the Manouchian group, was the general secretary of the French Communist Party from 1982 to 1992. 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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Passion Selon Saint Mathieu (Aria : Erbarme dich, mein Gott)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Alto: Judith Nemeth
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de l'Etat de Hongrie
Conducted by Géza Oberfrank (as G. Oberfrank)
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No one can be neutral now.
30 August 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Liberté, égalité et fraternité. The motto of France is certainly not very apt to describe the time of Nazi occupation. The nationalistic French mainly capitulated to the Germans, and left the resistance to a bunch of immigrants - Italians, Armenians, Jews, Hungarians, Spaniards, etc.

This is the real Inglorious Basterds. The story of those who continually picked at the Germans and made their lives miserable. They don't go home in glory, but their names are on a role of honor for those who served to fight oppression everywhere.

An American poet, Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian), and his wife Mélinée (Virginie Ledoyen) lead the group.

Director Robert Guédiguian does an excellent job of capturing the period, and letting us get to know the actors before the action starts.


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