Shock Troops (1967)

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A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.


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22 March 2017 | jamesAQ
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| Un homme de trop
The writer of the IMDb intro obviously did not watch the movie, as the enigmatic "homme de trop" played wonderfully by Michel Piccoli is not an enemy agent. And why is it labelled here as "shock troops" - an irrelevant title? This marvellous action movie has recently (march 2017) been screened in a restored version on French-German TV channel ARTE. Costa Gavras knows how to buld excitement and the editing is slick. A lot of resources must have gone into the movie which was an Italian-French co-production. The concluding battle with German forces features tanks, aircraft and hundreds of infantry - all very impressive. The closing shot was filmed at the impressive Viaduc de Garabit in the south of France which has been used in several other movies.

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Release Date:

September 1968

Language

French, German


Country of Origin

France, Italy

Filming Locations

Place d'Armes, Saint-Flour, Cantal, France

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