Released today - Release date: 01-02-2010
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 Melinee (Virginie Ledoyen), a poet turned underground fighter; Marcel (Robinson Stevenin), a Jewish volunteer who is an excellent shot with a rifle, and Thomas (Gregory 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. ARMY OF CRIME was based on the true story of a French resistance group dubbed "the Army of Crime" in Vichy propaganda pieces.