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 ...
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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
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Another résistance tale, excellent settings, clothes, etc., but a very flat plot that never grips you. That, plus the actual length of the film make it feel eternal. The theoretical "good guys" - the résisrance, are mostly communists, quite a few of them rather sinister. One feels that their ideas are very similar to those of the Nazis they're trying to fight and, frankly, it's six of one, half a dozen of the other. And,like so many French films, this one tries to rewrite history. Because, much as the French hate to admit it, most of the population just wanted to survive the war and disliked the résistants, who provoked dangerous German retaliation. Of course, after the war EVERYBODY turned out to have been in the résistance and had behaved heroically. All in all, a disappointing movie. Much better stuff has been filmed about that period of French history.
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