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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

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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Taglines:

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

Gross USA:

$37,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,199,877
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Characters Micha Aznavourian (Serge Avedikian) and Knar Aznavourian (Christina Galstian) were, in real life, the parents of singer and actor Charles Aznavour. Whilst Charles does not feature, as a character, in the film, he is briefly mentioned by his parents (as characters), around 42' 55" into the movie, as having early success as a child singer. 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

L'INTERNATIONALE
Written by Pierre De Geyter and Eugène Pottier)
Enregistrement LDX 74426: L'Internationale (en Russe)
(Pierre De Geyter, Eugène Pottier, A.Y. Kotz)
Intereprété: Bolshoi Chorus and Bolshoi Theatre Philharmonic Orchestra (collectively as Choeur Et Orchestre Du Théâtre Bolchoï)
Dirigée: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Le Chant du Monde
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A wonderful worthy film
20 October 2009 | by jed-121See all my reviews

Sharing, from a safe cinema seat, the anguish of an occupied people gave us a view of how we might behave in such terrible circumstances. The villains are not the Germans but the French people themselves. The real horror is not in the big scenes of torture but the ordinariness of the concierge cheerfully denouncing people in her own building. The French are still living today with the guilt of all that and this film is one of the rare examples of a frank look at this from the inside. I called it a "worthy" film which carries the film-makers problem of telling a tough story but still needing to seduce an audience into the cinema. The Picture House had a very small audience when I saw it tonight.


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