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The Resource L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome)

L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome)

Label
L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows
Title
L'armée des ombres
Title remainder
Army of shadows
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome)
Title variation
Army of shadows
Contributor
Actor
Director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directeur de la photographie, Pierre L'Homme ; montage [editor], Françoise Bonnot ; musique, Eric De Marsan ; decors, Théobald Meurisse ; conseiller aux dialogues ét́rangers, Howard Vernon
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In French with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A7644 2007
PerformerNote
Lino Ventura (Philippe Gerbier), Paul Meurisse (Luc Jardie), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Jean-François Jardie), Simone Signoret (Mathilde), Claude Mann (Claude 'Le Masque'), Paul Crauchet (Félix), Christian Barbier ('Le Bison'), Serge Reggiani, André Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain, Albert Michel, Denis Sadier, Georges Sellier, Marco Perrin, Hubert de Lapparent, Colin Mann, Anthony Stuart, Michel Fretault
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1917-1973
  • 1919-1987
  • 1913-1979
  • 1932-2007
  • 1921-1985
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Melville, Jean-Pierre
  • Ventura, Lino
  • Meurisse, Paul
  • Cassel, Jean-Pierre
  • Signoret, Simone
  • Reggiani, Serge
  • Janus Films
Runtime
145
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
385
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guerrillas
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerrillas
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome)
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • D'apres le livre de [After the novel by] Joseph Kessell
  • Originally released as a French motion picture in 1969
Accompanying material
1 guide (41 pages : color illustration ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123377990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (145 min.)
Isbn
9781681436913
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515244114
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 1.0 Dolby Digital mono., 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome)
Link
Publication
Note
  • D'apres le livre de [After the novel by] Joseph Kessell
  • Originally released as a French motion picture in 1969
Accompanying material
1 guide (41 pages : color illustration ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123377990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (145 min.)
Isbn
9781681436913
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515244114
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 1.0 Dolby Digital mono., 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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