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Army of Crime

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 18, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Kino Lorber
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Interview with Robert Guédiguian
    • Interview with Virginie Ledoyen and Simon Abkarian
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French, German
    • DTS - French, German
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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Total Count: 32

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,071
Rating: 7/10 -- ... Guediguian, working with a screenplay by Serge Le Peron and Gilles Taurand, gives the good old-fashioned epic treatment to an important chapter of history. Full Review
Playback:stl
Oct 22, 2010
Virginie Ledoyen stars as Missak's impossibly lovely, stalwart wife, and a troupe of supporting players give life to the men and women who died not for the miserable France of that moment, but for the vision of what it could be. Full Review
Village Voice
Aug 17, 2010
A solid, spellbinding drama based closely on real history, which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.
Salon.com
Aug 26, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- A passionate act of remembrance.
New York Times
Aug 20, 2010
Rating: 7/10 -- A young and talented cast put energy into this timeless story of the citizen warriors of occupied France. Full Review
Monsters and Critics
Sep 16, 2010
The Army of Shadows may be a revisionist and overly romantic depiction of the French Resistance during WWII, but at least it's a compelling fairy tale, something that cannot be said about The Army of Crime. Full Review
House Next Door
Feb 25, 2011
Rating: 2/5 -- There's no sense of the oppression France felt under Nazi rule. It's all just play-acting in period-specific attire. You can almost hear the AD calling lunch. Full Review
Time Out
Aug 18, 2010

Product Description:

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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