Melville has a somewhat hazy WWII history but het was surely involved in the résistance at some point and this experience inspired him to direct this incredibly powerful and haunting Paris set war thriller that ranks among the best of its kind. The performances by Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret as the resistance fighters living with the ice cold truth that one mistake means certain death are mesmerizing and career highlights for both veteran actors. This film is spoken in French with English subtitles.
Cast: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Drama, OorlogLand: France
Speelduur: 145 minuten