About

Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must continue a quiet, seemingly endless battle against the Nazis in an atmosphere of tension, paranoia and distrust.

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Directed by

Jean-Pierre Melville

Written by

Jean-Pierre Melville (Screenplay)
Joseph Kessel (Novel)

Runtime

145 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

Betrayal. Loyalty. Collaboration. Resistance.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii paris, france based on novel or book nazi french resistance marseille, france concentration camp czech 1940s german occupation vichy regime

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Lists

#214 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#389 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?