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Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
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 …

Charlotte Gray
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
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 …

Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)

Part III of a War Trilogy
1958, Poland, Andrzej Wajda. The final part of the trilogy features Cybulski (the Polish James Dean) as a fighter in the first days of peace waiting to assassinate a Communist …

Kanal
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Kanal

Part II of a War Trilogy
1957, Poland, Andrzej Wajda
A group of partisans try to escape from the Nazis through the sewers of Warsaw. Very intense and dark but poetically uplifting at times.
See also A Generation …

A Generation (Pokolenie)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
A Generation (Pokolenie)

Part I of a War Trilogy
1955, Poland, Andrzej Wajda
A film about the Polish underground and the Warsaw resistance; specifically the story of a youth resistance group. You could call it a propaganda film of sorts, …

The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
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. …

The Train
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  One Comment
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 …

The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose)

1982, West Germany, Michael Verhoeven.
Academy Award winning film based on the true story of a group of students in Munich in 1942 who put their lives in danger by distributing leaflets telling the truth of …

The Forgotten Anniversary – Remembering the Great Khampa Uprising of 1956
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Dec 7, 2006  |  No Comment
The Forgotten Anniversary – Remembering the Great Khampa Uprising of 1956

This year the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution against Soviet occupation was observed with due ceremony and honour throughout Hungary, though in the capital, Budapest, the celebrations were somewhat marred by anti-government protests. Newspapers, …

Silent Struggle
Tsongkha Lhamo Tsering (1924–1999)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, Feb 1, 1999  |  No Comment
Silent Struggle

When I first arrived at the Resistance headquarters at Kelsang Phug in Mustang in July 1971, I was somewhat taken aback to come across a library. Granted, it was not much of a library. It …