Army of Shadows Trailer & Clips


Army of Shadows (also know as L'armée des ombres) full movie is released on Jun 19, 1970. Watch Army of Shadows online - the German Drama movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $841,103. Army of Shadows is directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and created by Joseph Kessel with Lino Ventura and Paul Meurisse. Army of Shadows is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

France, 1942, under German occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is a French Resistance commandant. Denounced by a French collaborator, he is interned in a concentration camp. He manages to escape, and rejoins his network in Marseille, where he has the traitor executed. This movie reveals rigorously and austerely what life was like in the French Resistance: the solitude and fear of its members; their relationships with one another; the constant threat of arrest by the Gestapo; the Resistance command structure and the way its orders were carried out. Head writer Joseph Kessel and co-writer/director Jean-Pierre Melville were both veterans of the "Shadow Army".

As know as:

L'armée des ombres, Maanalainen armeija, L'Armée des ombres, La armada de las sombras, El ejército de las sombras

Release Date:

Sep 12, 1969

Release Date (Streaming):

May 15, 2007


France, Italy


German, English, French

Production Companies:

Les Films Corona, Fono Roma

Gross worldwide:



Betrayal. Loyalty. Collaboration. Resistance.


Danny Leigh
Financial Times
Watch it a hundred times and the dread, bad-dream opening sequence of Nazi troops swarming through the Arc de Triomphe might still leave you reeling...
by rottentomatoes, Apr 01, 2020
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
"Jean-Pierre Melville cherishes paradox and free thinking," and both elements are on beautiful display in his masterpiece.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 12, 2011
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
As close to a masterpiece as any film you're likely to see this year.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 17, 2007

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