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Army of Crime (2009)

(NR) 133 mins

(NR) 133 mins

Plot Summary: The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin. Written by American Film Market

Director: Robert Guédiguian

Writers: Serge Le Péron (original idea, scenario), Robert Guédiguian (scenario), Gilles Taurand (scenario, adaptation, and dialogue)

Stars: Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen, Robinson Stévenin

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Worth Watching)  It has the feel of a 1980s movie…not in a good way, but as in the cinematography is outdated.  Also, the first half of the movie is extremely slow.  However, the action picks up in the second half, and the subject matter is very interesting.  I also like that it delves into deeper issues about the French Resistance, such as the ethical issues surrounding killing innocent bystanders in the name of fighting the Nazis.  Ledoyen is extremely beautiful, and she achieves The Girlfriend Experience in this film.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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