Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (France, 1969, 145 min.).  French and German with English subtitles. Digital.

Philippe (Lino Ventura), aided by maitresse of disguise Mathilde (Simone Signoret) and other Resistance compatriots, goes underground in the face of the German Occupation—but the price of heroism can be truly horrific.

“This is not a war film. It is about a state of mind … [Melville’s] films, with their precision of image and movement, are startlingly beautiful.” – Roger Ebert

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