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Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)
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Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)

1969, France, Jean Pierre Melville
Great news for all freedom cinema fans. This ultimate feature film of the French resistance has been restored and re-released. Adapted from Joseph Kessel’s wartime novel the film is an exciting …

Joan of Arc
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Joan of Arc

1948, UK, Victor Fleming
The story of the 15th century French freedom fighter and visionary (in the literal sense) has been made into quite a few feature films. Fleming’s version sticks fairly closely to the historical …

Charlotte Gray
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Charlotte Gray

2001, UK, Gillian Armstrong
The fictional story of a British agent in Nazi occupied France who works with the French resistance to rescue her lover, a missing RAF pilot. God, what crap. Especially when you know …

Carve Her Name With Pride
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Carve Her Name With Pride

1958, UK, Lewis Gilbert
Inspirational story of the allied spy Violette Szabo in Nazi occupied France. Standard story of wartime heroism and martyrdom, yet strangely moving because you know it really happened. Violette was captured by …

The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)
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The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)

1969, West Germany, Switzerland, Marcel Ophuls
A classic documentary depicting the life of a French town during the Nazi occupation. The story of cowardice and collaboration but also of heroism and the resistance. Powerful and insightful. …

Les Misérables
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Les Misérables

1995, France, Claude Lelouch.
This version of Hugo’s classic tale is set during WWII. Scenes of resistance action and D-day make this an exciting film.
For more details, see tt0113828 on The Internet Movie Database.

La Marseillaise
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La Marseillaise

1938, France, Jean Renoir
Renoir’s epic filming of the French Revolution, beginning with the events of 1789 & leading up to the storming of the Bastille & the birth of the French republic.
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The Train
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The Train

1964, USA, John Frankenheimer.
The resistance saves French art treasures from the Nazis. Riveting action film. Nazi’s officer’s (Goering most of all) at least valued French art enough to want to steal it. The Chinese just …