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Army of Crime

Army of Crime

Simon Abkarian
Director: Robert Guédiguian Cast: Simon Abkarian
Simon Abkarian
, Virginie Ledoyen
Virginie Ledoyen
, Robinson Stévenin
Robinson Stévenin
Robert Guédiguian

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A daring band of rebels takes on Nazi forces in Europe in this wartime drama from director Robert Guédiguian. Born in Armenia, Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) had settled in France by the time World War II broke out; a Socialist who stood in fierce opposition to the Axis forces occupying his country, he and a handful of other leftists formed the FTP-MOI, a faction of the French Resistance comprised of immigrants who came to France before the war. Working beside Manouchian was his wife, Mélinée (Virginie Ledoyen), a poet-turned-underground fighter; Marcel (Robinson Stévenin), a Jewish volunteer who is an excellent shot with a rifle; and Thomas (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet), a passionate Marxist with a skill for making bombs. Along with several other activists, the FTP-MOI wage a propaganda campaign against the Nazis while targeting selected Axis leaders for execution. But despite their cunning and talent, Manouchian and his partners find it difficult to keep their work a secret, and in time they're found out by a ruthless detective (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) with the Vichy police. L'Armée du Crime (aka The Army of Crime) was based on the true story of a French resistance group dubbed "the Army of Crime" in Vichy propaganda pieces.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2011
UPC: 0738329072025
Original Release: 2009
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 65,639

Special Features

Interview with Robert Guédiguian ; Interview with Virginie Ledoyen and Simon Abkarian

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simon Abkarian Missak Manouchian
Virginie Ledoyen Mélinée Manouchian
Robinson Stévenin Marcel Rayman
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet Thomas Elek
Lola Naymark Monique Stern
Yann Tregouet Commissioner David
Ariane Ascaride Madame Elek
Jean-Pierre Darroussin Inspector Pujol
Ivan Franek Feri Boczov
Adrien Jolivet Henri Krasucki
Horatiu Malaele Monsieur Dupont
Mirza Halilovic Petra
Olga Legrand Olga Bancic
Esteban Carjaval Alegria Narek Tavkorian
Léopold Szabatura Simon Rayman
Paula Klein Madame Rayman
Boris Bergman Monsieur Rayman
Georges Babluani Patriciu
Miguel Ferreira Celestino Alfonso
Pierre Niney Henri Keltekian
Jürgen Genuit Raffenbach
Jean-Claude Bourbault Joseph Darnand
Rainer Sievert German Officer Cormeilles

Technical Credits
Robert Guédiguian Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Dominique Barneaud Producer
Marc Bordure Producer
Juliette Chanaud Costumes/Costume Designer
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Laurent Lafran Sound/Sound Designer
Gerard Lamps Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Milon Cinematographer
Serge Le Péron Original Story,Screenwriter
Bernard Sasia Editor
Gilles Taurand Screenwriter
Michel Vandestien Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Army of Crime
1. Died for France [9:29]
2. Gestapo [13:05]
3. Harmonica [10:11]
4. Das Kapital [12:10]
5. A New Family [10:10]
6. Comrades [10:58]
7. Fighter [12:33]
8. Pin [6:16]
9. Plan [8:11]
10. Spectacular Results [11:55]
11. Round-Up [10:38]
12. Army Of Crime [11:29]

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