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The Resource L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome), (videorecording)

L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome), (videorecording)

Label
L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows
Title
L'armée des ombres
Title remainder
Army of shadows
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome)
Title variation
  • Army of shadows
  • Army of Shadows a Jean-Pierre Melville film
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directeur de la photographie, Pierre Lhomme ; montage [editor], Françoise Bonnot ; musique, Eric De Marsan ; decors, Théobald Meurisse ; conseiller aux dialogues ét́rangers, Howard Vernon
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In French with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A7644 2007
PerformerNote
Lino Ventura (Philippe Gerbier), Paul Meurisse (Luc Jardie), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Jean-François Jardie), Simone Signoret (Mathilde), Claude Mann (Claude 'Le Masque'), Paul Crauchet (Félix), Christian Barbier ('Le Bison'), Serge Reggiani, André Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain, Albert Michel, Denis Sadier, Georges Sellier, Marco Perrin, Hubert de Lapparent, Colin Mann, Anthony Stuart, Michel Fretault
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1917-1973
  • 1919-1987
  • 1913-1979
  • 1932-2007
  • 1921-1985
  • 1924-
  • 1930-
  • 1939-
  • 1898-1979
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dorfmann, Jacques
  • Melville, Jean-Pierre
  • Ventura, Lino
  • Meurisse, Paul
  • Cassel, Jean-Pierre
  • Signoret, Simone
  • Mann, Claude
  • Crauchet, Paul
  • Barbier, Christian
  • Reggiani, Serge
  • L'Homme, Pierre
  • Bonnot, Françoise
  • De Marsan, Eric
  • Kessel, Joseph
  • Janus Films
  • Rialto Pictures LLC
  • Studio Canal
  • Films Corona
  • Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
  • Fono Roma (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
145
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
385
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  • Guerrillas
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • France
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerrillas
  • Kessel, Joseph
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guérillas
  • Longs métrages
  • Longs métrages
  • France
  • War
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome), (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • D'apres le livre de [After the novel by] Joseph Kessell
  • Originally released as a French motion picture in 1969
  • Booklet contains the essays "Out of the shadows" by Amy Taubin, "Melville's French Resistance" by Robert O. Paxton, and "Melville on Melville: 'Army of Shadows'" interview [with Jean-Pierre Melville] by Rui Nogueria
Accompanying material
1 guide (41 p. : col., ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc one the film
  • Opening -- Gerbier -- Internment -- Comrade -- Gestapo -- Hôtel Majestic -- Quick shave -- Job in Marseilles -- Traitor -- Jean-François -- Talent agency in Lyon -- Special delivery -- Saint Luc and Little Jean -- Midnight passage -- London -- News of Félix -- Parachute drop -- Disguises and hideouts -- Rescue preparations -- Denounced -- Transport for Félix -- "You better lie low" -- Certain death -- Isolation -- News of Mathilde -- "Nothing's sacred anymore" -- Color bars
  • (145 min.) (1969); Commentary [optional audio feature]; Trailers (5 min.)
  • (11 min.) (2007)
  • L'invité du dimanche: Jean-Pierre Melville [featurette, b&w]
  • (30 min.) (1969)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'armée des ombres"
  • (30 min.) (2002)
  • Le journal de la Résistance [featurette, b&w]
  • (34 min.) (1944)
  • Simone Signoret and Lucie Aubrac [featurette, col.]
  • (6 min.) (1984)
  • Ouvrez les guillemets [featurette, b&w]
  • Disc two the supplements:
  • (24 min.) (1973)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville, cinéaste [featurette]
  • (5 min.) (1968)
  • Revisiting a masterpiece : Pierre Lhomme and "Army of Shadows" [featurette]
  • (14 min.) (2007)
  • Restoration footage
  • (7 min.)
  • Françoise Bonnot : Editing with Melville [featurette]
Control code
ocn123377990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (145 min.)
Isbn
9781934121481
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515023726
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1693D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123377990
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 1.0 Dolby Digital mono., 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
L'armée des ombres : Army of shadows, Janus Films ; Rialto Pictures ; une restauration ; Studio Canal ; Archives françaises du film ; CNC ; Les Films Corona présentent ; produit par Jacques Dorfmann ; adaptation et réalisation de [adapted and directed by] Jean-Pierre Melville ; co-production Franco-Italienne Films Corona (Paris), Fono Roma (Rome), (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • D'apres le livre de [After the novel by] Joseph Kessell
  • Originally released as a French motion picture in 1969
  • Booklet contains the essays "Out of the shadows" by Amy Taubin, "Melville's French Resistance" by Robert O. Paxton, and "Melville on Melville: 'Army of Shadows'" interview [with Jean-Pierre Melville] by Rui Nogueria
Accompanying material
1 guide (41 p. : col., ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc one the film
  • Opening -- Gerbier -- Internment -- Comrade -- Gestapo -- Hôtel Majestic -- Quick shave -- Job in Marseilles -- Traitor -- Jean-François -- Talent agency in Lyon -- Special delivery -- Saint Luc and Little Jean -- Midnight passage -- London -- News of Félix -- Parachute drop -- Disguises and hideouts -- Rescue preparations -- Denounced -- Transport for Félix -- "You better lie low" -- Certain death -- Isolation -- News of Mathilde -- "Nothing's sacred anymore" -- Color bars
  • (145 min.) (1969); Commentary [optional audio feature]; Trailers (5 min.)
  • (11 min.) (2007)
  • L'invité du dimanche: Jean-Pierre Melville [featurette, b&w]
  • (30 min.) (1969)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'armée des ombres"
  • (30 min.) (2002)
  • Le journal de la Résistance [featurette, b&w]
  • (34 min.) (1944)
  • Simone Signoret and Lucie Aubrac [featurette, col.]
  • (6 min.) (1984)
  • Ouvrez les guillemets [featurette, b&w]
  • Disc two the supplements:
  • (24 min.) (1973)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville, cinéaste [featurette]
  • (5 min.) (1968)
  • Revisiting a masterpiece : Pierre Lhomme and "Army of Shadows" [featurette]
  • (14 min.) (2007)
  • Restoration footage
  • (7 min.)
  • Françoise Bonnot : Editing with Melville [featurette]
Control code
ocn123377990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (145 min.)
Isbn
9781934121481
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515023726
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1693D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123377990
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 1.0 Dolby Digital mono., 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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