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on 22 March 2016
This is another modern film that again doesn't seem to quite add up and deliver. Possibly in this case it is because of it having a limited budget, but despite having moments of promise etc, it somehow feels flat. I would have expected far more tension and drama in a film about the wartime Resistance in Paris but instead it seems somehow casually aloof and doesn't ever really engage you, with the result that when the final end of film dramatic toll of the deaths of the Resistance fighters in the film is put on the screen, I personally felt somewhat underwhelmed (simply re the movie). It would be great to see a modern film that really gets to grips with the drama, tension, and heroism of the very brave French people of the Resistance. I mean no disrespect to the film makers either - its just that thay clearly chose to film these events in a kind of low key cinematic way that doesn't to me quite suit the subject, and perhaps this is also to do with the distant time-wise now since the war and all that has happened cinematically since then. In spite of all this it is still well done and an engaging film which is why I am giving it 3 stars.
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on 5 June 2017
An interesting film about a Parisian resistance movement during the Second World War but made up mainly of Jews, Armenians and Eastern Europeans, who in their resistance to fascism showed themselves to be true citizens of a nation founded upon freedom and brotherhood. The story is one I was unaware of, yet one of bravery and treachery, resistance and collaboration, which should not be forgotten.
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on 30 January 2016
Very good insight into Paris during the war. If you have an interest in this topic of history, i.e. the Resistance, then this is a good film to watch. It is not afraid to explore the French roll in collaborating with the Nazis. In one scene the SS officer was commending the French special investigator for his methods and tactics saying the Nazis had 'much to learn' - certainly a very challenging part of the film to watch. The film also portrays the Holocaust at a very personal level, and shows how uncomfortably easy the round ups were. Seeing families moved through the Paris streets in local busses really hit home. Superb plot and acting and a suitable film commemorating the deportations and brave actions of this aspect of the Resistance.
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on 30 December 2010
If nothing else this film is a good reconstruction of the events and persons involved in the French resistance, based on true events and people,and is a salute to their bravery and resolve. It is rather luxuriantly shot, which is a little bemusing and detracts slightly from the period feel which might have been evoked better perhaps by using a grainier effect, as in 'Saving Private Ryan', for example. There are moments of tension as one wonders what is going to happen to various people, but no character ever seems to be portrayed in any particularly great depth, so it is difficult to empathise with them. Towards the end I had rather hoped that the police inspector was going to become more rounded as a character, but unfortunately this potentially promising avenue remained largely unexplored.
I could watch it more than once.
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on 6 May 2017
Brilliant! Enjoyed it immensely. Action packed good story line, gripping from start to finish. Enjoyed much more than similar named army of shadows, which i found too slow, introspective and brooding.
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on 5 October 2017
A VERY GOOD ACTION MOVIE.
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on 11 May 2018
brilliant movie , one of the best i've seen on the french resistance , speedy delivery and product exactly as described.
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on 27 July 2017
Absolutely amazing, brilliant in fact fascinating.
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on 18 January 2017
good cd
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on 13 November 2016
excellent movie.
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