Wonderfully scripted and acted film, with a charismatic Simon Abkarian playing the lead role of Armenian poet Missak Manouchian. The film is based on the true story of the formation and actions of the Manouchian group, one of the main resistance groups in Paris in WW2. The film's name comes from the 'Affiche Rouge', red poster - the nazi propaganda attempt to discredit the group, by describing them as 'l'armée du crime'. Spaniards do not feature highly in the film as there was only 1 in this actual group. The majority were Poles, Italians, Jews and Hungarians. There is violence, and some of it awful, but it's not gratuitous. The poet Manouchian's struggle with his pacifism, ethics and humanism is very moving.