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ARMY OF CRIME aka L'ARMeE DU CRIME
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen, Robinson Stevenin, Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen, Robinson Stevenin, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Lola Naymark, Yann Tregouët, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Ivan Franek, Adrien Jolivet, Horatiu Malaele, Mirza Halilovic, Olga Legrand, Esteban Carvajal-Alegria, Leopold Szabatura, Paula Klein, Boris Bergman
Director: Robert Guediguian
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 138 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence
UK Release Date: 2 October 2009 (Limited Release_
Set in Paris 1941. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom in the untold story of the French Resistance.
From the acclaimed and award winning director of THE LAST MITTERAND, ARMY OF CRIME sees poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) lead a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a covert battle against the Nazi occupation.
News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS General, eventually reaches Berlin. Under the orders of the Gestapo, French police and collaborators hound Manouchian and his Resistance until, to escape torture, one of their associates denounces the whole group. After a show trial, the twenty-three heroes are quickly brought face to face with their uncertain future.