Overall Rank: 1252
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 52
Theatrical Release Date: 09/12/1969
Genre: War, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Actors: Paul Meurisse, Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Mann, André Dewavrin
Plot: A leader of the French resistance is betrayed and captured. After surviving his tormentors and escaping, he returns to Marseilles to find and execute the traitor. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/01/2012
Realistic portrayal of the French Resistance - there are a lot of tense moments, a lot of introspective moments, but if you're going into this expecting any kind of action, you'll be disappointed. It's a slower, methodical look into the inner workings of the movement and the people behind it.
Bribaba - wrote on 05/03/2011
Minimal action, maximum tension and evocative of the period like no other, this excellent film also serves as a master class in directing. The acting isn't bad, either: Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret and Jean-Pierre Cassel share the honours. The blue/grey palette which Melville also used in Le Samourai is equally effective here.The subject matter is one of the most shameful periods in French history. The supreme irony being that it was this very shame that inspired the heroism to which this film attests.
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