L'armée des ombres (1969)
AFG presents at the Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
December 5, 2017 – January 30, 2018 Program
Jean-Pierre Melville: Cinematic Poet of the Lowlife and Criminal
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 20:00
L'armée des ombres (Army of Shadows)
1969, France / Italy, 145 min, Drama / War, BR
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel
This masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, until its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. 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 conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.