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Army of Crime (2009)

L'armée du crime (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 20 August 2010 (USA)
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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 »

Director:

Robert Guédiguian

Writers:

Serge Le Péron (original idea), Robert Guédiguian (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Abkarian ... Missak Manouchian
Virginie Ledoyen ... Mélinée Manouchian
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Marcel Rayman
Lola Naymark ... Monique Stern
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Thomas Elek
Adrien Jolivet Adrien Jolivet ... Henri Krasucki
Olga Legrand Olga Legrand ... Olga Bancic
Alexandru Potocean ... Alexandre le mari d'Olga
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Inspecteur Pujol
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Commissaire David
Pascal Cervo ... Inspecteur Bourlier
Paula Klein Paula Klein ... Madame Rayman
Boris Bergman Boris Bergman ... Monsieur Rayman
Léopold Szabatura Léopold Szabatura ... Simon Rayman
Ariane Ascaride ... Madame Elek
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Storyline

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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Revenge. Liberation. Young Resistance Heroes. See more »

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Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »


Soundtracks

Ça Sent si Bon la France
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Jacques Larue
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
Domaine public (1941)
Avec l'aimable autorisation de EMI Music France pour les USA
1941 by Editions Beuscher-Arpège
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Not engaging
8 May 2012 | by genie_man38See all my reviews

This film had several good points: It showed the tense but complacent life of Jews in Paris during the occupation. "He'll be eliminated." "You don't know that for sure." It showed the complicity of the French administration doing the Nazi's dirty deeds. But we've seen that before.

It gave pause to wonder whether these resistance fighters were actually achieving anything of significance or risking their lives to pop off a few Nazi soldiers for no great tactical advantage.

It offered the viewer titillating glimpses of two beautiful actresses, Virginie Ledoyen and Lola Naymark.

But on the whole, the movie was dull. The characters were flat. There was little development in the plot: rather, a series of adventures culminating in predictable misadventure. It dragged on from one scene to the next without engaging. Six out of ten.


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Official Sites:

Studio Canal [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Army of Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,102, 22 August 2010

Gross USA:

$37,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,199,877
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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