A stunning revival of Melville’s film telling of the operations of the French Resistance’s fight against the Gestapo. In tracing the self-sacrificial exploits of a small group of operatives, Melville outlines the code of the warriors over whom the Damocles sword of discovery, torture and death always hovered.
France/Italy, 1969, Jean-Pierre Melville. Drama/War, 2hrs 25mins (AA)
Presented as the Chiltern Film Club