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Army of Crime -- In Robert Guédiguian's taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers -- Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Spaniards and Armenians -- in an assassination plot against the German occupiers and their French allies.
Army of Crime -- Paris 1941. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom in the untold story of the French Resistance.


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  (in credits order)

Simon Abkarian ... Missak Manouchian

Virginie Ledoyen ... Mélinée Manouchian
Robinson Stévenin ... Marcel Rayman
Lola Naymark ... Monique Stern

Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Thomas Elek
Adrien Jolivet ... Henri Krasucki
Olga Legrand ... Olga Bancic
Alexandru Potocean ... Alexandre le mari d'Olga

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Inspecteur Pujol
Yann Trégouët ... Commissaire David
Pascal Cervo ... Inspecteur Bourlier
Paula Klein ... Madame Rayman
Boris Bergman ... Monsieur Rayman
Léopold Szabatura ... Simon Rayman
Ariane Ascaride ... Madame Elek
Garance Mazureck ... Marthe Elek
Yann Loubatière ... Bola Elek

George Babluani ... Patriciu

Miguel Ferreira ... Celestino Alfonso

Pierre Niney ... Henri Keltekian
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... Narek Tavkorian
Ivan Franek ... Feri Boczov
Horatiu Malaele ... Monsieur Dupont
Mirza Halilovic ... Petra
Christina Galstian ... Knar Aznavourian (as Christina Galstian Agooudjian)
Jurgen Genuit ... Raffenbach
Jean-Claude Bourbault ... Joseph Darnand

Wolfgang Pissors ... Monsieur Stern
Jutta Vielhaber ... Madame Stern
Maurice Durozier ... Docteur Kaldjian
Yasmine Ghazarian ... Cristina
Julien Bouanich ... Saas
Xavier Hosten ... Cristea
Rainer Sievert ... Officier Allemand Cormeilles
Veronika Beiweis ... Madame Frydman
Lola Accardi ... Amie Madame Frydman
Alain Gautré ... Inspecteur Barrachin
Bertrand Bossard ... Inspecteur Daime
Alain Cauchi ... Policiers
Philippe Le Mercier ... Policiers
Julia Brodier ... Employée Préfecture
Arnaud Le Bozec ... Gardiens de la Paix
Vincent Crouzet ... Gardiens de la Paix
Jean-Marc Coudert ... Policier métro
Emmanuel Chevallier ... Policier arrestation Rayman
Yves Buchin ... Policier tortionnaire
Hubertus Biermann ... Général Oberg
Jeremias Nussbaum ... Jeune Soldat Allemand
Simon Frenay ... Lycéen
Jean-Christophe Peupion ... Concierge Manouchian
Elise Arpentinier ... Concierge Elek
François Carton ... Fermier

Nicolas Robin ... Crieurs de Journaux
Quentin Thébault ... Crieurs de journaux
Marc Choquet ... Reporter Radio-Paris
Stéphane Rugraff ... Maître Nageur
Andrée Saldo ... La bigote
Serge Avedikian ... Micha Aznavourian
Pierre Banderet ... Lucien Rottée

Lucas Belvaux ... Joseph Epstein
Frédérique Bonnal ... La concierge
Patrick Bonnel ... Monsieur Elek
Christine Brücher ... La fermière
Alain Lenglet ... Le proviseur
Gérard Meylan ... Le flic résistant

Directed by
Robert Guédiguian 
Writing credits
Serge Le Péron (original idea)

Robert Guédiguian (scenario) and
Serge Le Péron (scenario) and
Gilles Taurand (scenario)

Gilles Taurand (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Dominique Barneaud .... producer
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
Cinematography by
Pierre Milon 
Film Editing by
Bernard Sasia 
Production Design by
Michel Vandestien 
Set Decoration by
Claire Vaysse (decoration)
Costume Design by
Juliette Chanaud 
Makeup Department
Fabrice Herbet .... special makeup effects artist
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
Jimmy Springard .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Malek Hamzaoui .... production manager
Svetlane Vaesken .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Justine Bosco .... third assistant director
Nicolas Bouaziz .... second assistant director
Jean-Christophe Delpias .... first assistant director
Sophie Groussin .... second assistant director
Charlotte Selman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Gérard David .... assistant art director
Pomme Delépine .... third assistant art director
Yann Dury .... assistant art director
Nicolas Lanvin .... swing gang
Pascal Lavoué .... property master
Sylvie Le Vessier .... painter
Gonzalez Stephane .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Vincent Cosson .... foley recordist
Florian Fabre .... foley artist
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Laurent Lafran .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Martins .... sound assistant: auditorium
Valérie Meffre .... dialogue editor
Bridget O'Driscoll .... supervising sound editor
Xavier Thieulin .... sound mix technician
Special Effects by
Guy Monbillard .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Nicolas Borens .... digital compositor
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Ludovic Iochem .... digital matte painting
Julien Meesters .... head of VFX studio
Hugues Namur .... visual effects supervisor
Jérémie Touzery .... matte painter
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts
Kevin Cauderlier .... stunts
Frédéric Dessains .... stunt performer
Jérôme Gaspard .... stunt performer
Emmanuel Lanzi .... stunt performer
John Medalin .... stunt performer
Olivier Sa .... stunt performer
Michaël Troude .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bigot .... grip
Vincent Buron .... first assistant camera
Marie Demaison .... assistant camera
Stéphanie Dupont .... still photographer (as Stéphanie Braunschweig)
Stéphane Ging .... additional grip
Malek Krimed .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eléonore Cecconi .... additional wardrobe
Indiana Sylla .... costumer
Editorial Department
Marie Granel .... post-production assistant
Jacky Lefresne .... colorist
Léa Masson .... second assistant editor
Valérie Meffre .... assistant editor
Music Department
Fernand Capitani .... composer: additional music
Goussan Chahene .... composer: additional music
Alexandre Desplat .... conductor
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestration
Andrew Dudman .... score mixing engineer
Andrew Dudman .... score recording engineer
Xavier Forcioli .... music programmer
Xavier Forcioli .... music: production
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack producer
Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble .... orchestra
Dominique LeMonnier .... musician
Pascal Mayer .... music supervisor
Iuric Morar .... musician
Christophe Morin .... musician
Philippe Noharet .... musician
Oreste Rossi .... composer: additional music
Joel Rubin .... musician
Traffic Quintet .... musician
Anne Villette .... musician
Estelle Vilotte .... musician
Yeram .... musician
Transportation Department
Jalal Aqdim .... picture car assistant coordinator
Charles Heidet .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Lise Ariotti .... production administrator
Marie-Christine Damiens .... press relations
Xavier Forcioli .... programmer
Marc Leroyer .... armourer/weapons master

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'armée du crime" - France (original title)
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139 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Anachronisms: 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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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
acting with drama soul and story, 2 September 2012

Firstly I could not feel like watching 40s.It was because of the atmosphere of the movie and actors. For example I did not find the quality of "la vita e bella" or "schindler's list" on this one. Emotions and story chain were not strong and were not made strong by director and actors. Originality was not alive also. By the drama side this movie is not successful. Let's look at it by politic fiction side. I know it is base on a true story but some issues were not taken seriously. "The genocide claim: It is not certain that Turks massacred the Armenians" That was certain in the movie. I think that kind of points damage drama by the side of reality. What I have ranked is the scenario of writers because well written chain of actions and character relations are smooth. Right people and characters even not all are in the right places. Must watch? I do not think so. If you are interested in WWII in France.

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