Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece completes his triptych about the German Occupation of France and the Resistance after Le Silence de la mer and Léon Morin, prêtre. “Now I have said everything about the war” he told the newspaper Paris-Presse.
Atmospheric and gripping, ARMY OF SHADOWS is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their own brand of honour in their battle against Hitler’s regime.
Army of Shadows - The Hidden Side of the Story Documentary
Booklet on the movie written by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor and Film Critic