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Army of shadows / Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; Films Corona ; produced by Jacques Dorfmann ; screenplay adaptation by Jean-Pierre Melville ; directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Criterion collection ; 385.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC ARMY (Text) 33946002360084 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1934121487
  • ISBN: 9781934121481
  • Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.
Based on the novel by Joseph Kessell.
Disc 1 contains: New high-definition digital transfer of the 2004 restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme and Studio Canal.
Special features: Audio commentary by film historian Ginette Vincendeau; new interviews with Lhomme and editor Francoise Bonnot; archival video excerpts, including on-set footage and interviews with Mellville, cast members, writer Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters; "Jean-Pierre Melville et 'L'armée des ombres'" (2005), a short program on the director and his film; "Le journal de las Résistance" (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines of the final days of German-occupied France; and a film restoration demonstration by Lhomme.
For home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Pierre Lhomme ; editor, Francoise Bonnot ; music, Eric De Marsan.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Paul Crauchet, Claude Mann, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani.
Summary, etc.:
A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject: France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Drama.
Guerrillas > France > Drama.
DVD recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre: War films.
Foreign films.

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