I saw the 2006 re-release of L’Armee des ombres and it was my introduction into Melville and French film. The movie starts off slow and progressively picks up steam, always keeping the viewer on their toes and never knowing who to trust. Melville’s L’Armee des ombres is a dreary and lonely look at resistance and revolution. Also, Lino bears a distracting resemblance to Kevin Spacey, or is it just me? This should be a must see if you are attracted to dark French films or are interested in finding out.
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville
Adapted by: Jean-Pierre Melville
Score by: Éric Demarsan
Runtime: 2h 25m
Genre: War, Drama
Distributed by: Rialto Pictures