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The Army of Crime

A Feature film by Robert Guédiguian

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 16/09/2009

    Synopsis

    In a Paris occupied by the Germans, the worker poet Missak Manouchian becomes the leader of a group of very young Jews, Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Spaniards, Italians, and Armenians determined to fight to liberate the France that they love, the one of Human Rights.

    Underground, risking their lives, they become heroes.

    The attacks of these foreign partisans plague the Nazis and the collaborators. So the French police goes wild, increasing their officers on the beat, tailing possible suspects, using blackmail and torture, and encouraging anonymous denunciations.

    Twenty-two men and a woman will be condemned to death in February 1944. In a final propaganda campaign, they well be presented as an Army of Crime and their faces, inset against red backgrounds, will be posted on walls throughout the cities and towns of France.

    These immigrants, who died for the nation, enter into legend.

    This film recounts their moving and tragic story.

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    The Army of Crime

    Trailer (english trailer)

    Actors (45)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    STUDIOCANAL

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Dominique Barneaud, Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Gilles Taurand

    Original idea :

    Serge Le Péron

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Milon

    Assistant Operators :

    Vincent Buron, Marie Demaison

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Sound editor :

    Valérie Meffre

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Desplat

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Christophe Delpias, Sophie Groussin, Charlotte Selman

    Dialogue Writer :

    Gilles Taurand

    Screenwriters :

    Serge Le Péron, Gilles Taurand, Robert Guédiguian

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Lafran

    Production Manager :

    Malek Hamzaoui

    Editor :

    Bernard Sasia

    Production Designer :

    Michel Vandestien

    Costume designer :

    Juliette Chanaud

    Still Photographer :

    Stéphanie Braunschweig

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, War

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    16/09/2009

    Runtime :

    2 h 19 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    119.984

    Visa issue date :

    16/09/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

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