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Resistance (2020)

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The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Marcel Marceau
Clémence Poésy ... Emma
Félix Moati Félix Moati ... Alain
Vica Kerekes ... Mila
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Barbie
Géza Röhrig ... Georges
Ed Harris ... General Patton
Bella Ramsey ... Elsbeth
Martha Issová ... Flora
Karl Markovics ... Charles Mangel
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Max Rheinemert
Alex Fondja Alex Fondja ... Frederique
Aurélie Bancilhon ... Dominique
Alicia von Rittberg ... Regine
Louise Morell ... Marcel's Mother
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The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

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He saved their lives in silence


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the real story of Marcel Marceau's days in the French Resistance. See more »

Goofs

When the group crossed the border from French to Switzerland it was Montriond France. Not Montriand . See more »

Quotes

Georges: I'm not going to bring them more instability just because you suddenly feel it may get dangerous.
Georges: You are a mile away from nazi Germany where an extremely popular leader is preparing the most powerful army in the history of Europe to conquering a neighboring country while he blames all possible evil on the Jews.
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References Jud Süß (1940) See more »

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Derailed by miscast lead.
19 June 2020 | by Victor_FallonSee all my reviews

The movie has several areas where it plays fast and loose with historical events, but broadly speaking it is well-intentioned and wants to focus on Marceau. His story isn't particularly interesting, but it is very 'dramatic', with very familiar 'beats', so I can see why the filmmakers wanted to portray this on screen.

Unfortunately, they chose Eisenberg. His theatrics are weak, his clowning skills are bottom-tier and his delivery (especially when it comes to accent and projection) is so bizarrely off-kilter that he completely dispells any cinematic illusion and deflates every scene. It's a shame, because there is a lot of excellent production here with quality sets, costumes and locations to enjoy. The music is somewhat generic, but fits well. The editing is clear and competent too.

If you can tolerate such an alienating performance, you will probably enjoy this for what it is - a semi-historical tall-tale. But it was too much for me. I spent most of my time daydreaming about who should have been cast instead.


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27 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$7,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,615
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