Army of Crime

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Released 1999

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1999
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In Robert Guédiguian's taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers -- Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Spaniards and Armenians -- in an assassination plot against the German occupiers and their French allies.

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  • 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Was it all for naught? Only weeks after the 23 partisans were arrested (and all but two promptly executed), Paris was liberated. Army of Crime is a passionate act of remembrance.

  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle

    It shouldn't be missed. This is a fact-based story of the French resistance who had to fight not only the Germans but their own people. The title comes from the term in a propagand...

  • 60

    Variety Jordan Mintzer

    Guediguian's lengthy period yarn features a wide array of characters filmed with his habitual simpatico eye, but loses the dramatic thread in too many plots, too little action and ...

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cape town south africa, Military & War, Foreign Language, Historical