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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

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Serge Le Péron (original idea), Robert Guédiguian (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Abkarian ... Missak Manouchian
Virginie Ledoyen ... Mélinée Manouchian
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Marcel Rayman
Lola Naymark 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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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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Jews. Poles. Hungarians. Romanians. Italians. Spaniards. Armenians. Young Resistance Heroes. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,102, 22 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,416, 28 November 2010
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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Héroïsme
Interprétée par Traffic Quintet
(Dominique Lemonnier, Anne Villette, Estelle Vilotte, Christophe Morin, Philippe Noharet, Iuric Morar)
Composée, Dirigée et Orchestrée Par Alexandre Desplat
2009 Agat films & Cie, Label: naïve
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Overlong and uninvolving
3 October 2009 | by raraavis-2See all my reviews

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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