Army of Shadows: France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed... This non-spectacular movie (do not expect any Rambo or Robin Hood) shows us rigorously and austerely the everyday of the French Resistants : their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, the forwarding of orders and their carrying out... Both writer Joseph Kessel and co-writer and director Jean-Pierre Melville belonged to this "Army in the Shadows".
Cast : Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Alain Dekok, Alain Libolt, Alain Mottet, Albert Michel, Anthony Stuart, Christian Barbier, Claude Mann, Colin Mann, Franz Sauer, Gaston Meunier, Georges Sellier, Gerard-Antoine Huart, Hubert de Lapparent, Jacques Marbeuf, Jean-Marie Robain, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jeanne Perez, Lino Ventura, Marcel Bernier, Marco Perrin, Michel Dacquin, Nathalie Delon, Paul Crauchet, Paul Meurisse, Percival Russel, Pierre Vaudier, Serge Reggiani, Simone Signoret