resistance trailer

Marcel Marceau was a legendary mime, and according to a new film, he also had a hand in the resistance during World War II. In ResistanceJesse Eisenberg plays Marcel, an aspiring actor who ends up using his talents to go up against the Nazis. It almost sounds too strange to be true, but it did happen – and now it’s the subject of this upcoming film from writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz. Check out the trailer below

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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