In Paris, 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a motley crew of foreign-born resistance fighters in clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. An initially reluctant Manouchian and his team must resort to guerilla tactics and radical measures in the name of liberté. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin, and the Manouchian group ultimately have to answer for their brutal role in defending France as the cradle of freedom.
Lola Naymark,Virginie Ledoyen,Robinson Stevenin,Simon Abkarian,Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
Paris 1941. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom in the untold story of the French Resistance. From the acclaimed and award winning director of THE LAST MITTERANT, ARMY OF CRIME sees poet Missak Manouchian lead a mixed bag of youngsters and emigres in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation.
News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS General, eventually reaches Berlin. Under the orders of the Gestapo, French police and collaborators hound Manouchian and his Resistants until, to escape torture, one of their associates denounces the whole group. After a show trial, the twenty-three heroes are quickly brought face to face with their uncertain future.