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A daring band of rebels takes on Nazi forces in Europe in this wartime drama from director Robert Guédiguian. Born in Armenia, Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) had settled in France by the time World War II broke out; a Socialist who stood in fierce opposition to the Axis forces occupying his country, he and a handful of other leftists formed the FTP-MOI, a faction of the French Resistance comprised of immigrants who came to France before the war. Working beside Manouchian was his wife, Mélinée (Virginie Ledoyen), a poet-turned-underground fighter; Marcel (Robinson Stévenin), a Jewish volunteer who is an excellent shot with a rifle; and Thomas (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet), a passionate Marxist with a skill for making bombs. Along with several other activists, the FTP-MOI wage a propaganda campaign against the Nazis while targeting selected Axis leaders for execution. But despite their cunning and talent, Manouchian and his partners find it difficult to keep their work a secret, and in time they're found out by a ruthless detective (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) with the Vichy police. L'Armée du Crime (aka The Army of Crime) was based on the true story of a French resistance group dubbed "the Army of Crime" in Vichy propaganda pieces. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 20, 2010


Simon Abkarian
as Missak Manouchian
Virginie Ledoyen
as Mélinée Manouchian
Robinson Stévenin
as Marcel Rayman
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
as Thomas Elek
Lola Naymark
as Monique Stern
Boris Bergman
as Monsieur Rayman
Mirza Halilovic
as Petra
Pierre Niney
as Henri Keltekian
Jean-Claude Bourbault
as Joseph Darnand
Ariane Ascaride
as Madame Elek
Esteban Carjaval Alegria
as Narek Tavkorian
Ivan Franek
as Feri Boczov
Horatiu Malaele
as Monsieur Dupont
Yann Tregouet
as Commissioner David
Olga Legrand
as Olga Bancic
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
as Inspector Pujol
Georges Babluani
as Patriciu
Adrien Jolivet
as Henri Krasucki


Robert Guédiguian
Robert Guédiguian
Marc Bordure
Dominique Barneaud
Robert Guédiguian
Gilles Taurand
Pierre Milon
Alexandre Desplat
Composer (Music Score)
Bernard Sasia
Michel Vandestien
Production Designer
Juliette Chanaud
Costume Designer
Laurent Lafran
Sound/Sound Designer
Gerard Lamps
Sound/Sound Designer

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