Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece about the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, before its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville's most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their own brand of honor in their battle against Hitler's regime.
Audio commentary by film historian Ginette Vincendeau
New interviews with Lhomme and editor FranÃÂ§oise Bonnot
Archival video excerpts, including on-set footage and interviews with Melville, cast members, writer Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters
Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'Armee des ombres" (2006), a short program on the director and his film
Le journal de la Resistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines of the final days of German-occupied France