Cinémathèque de Tanger

THE ARMY OF SHADOWS

BY JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE

THE ARMY OF SHADOWS


France, 1942. Gerbier is an engineer but also one of the Resistance’s leaders. Denounced and captured, he is put in jail. As he was preparing his escape, he is caught by the Gestapo.

Fed with Melville’s own memories as a resistant, the movie was broadcast in the political context of post-68, as Resistance and Vichy’s governement was highly questioned in France.

Starting 27/12

FICTION
FRANCE, 1969, 140 MIN
WITH LINO VENTURA, SIMONE SIGNORET, PAUL CRAUCHET
ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION