Marcel Marceau’s War

Jesse Eisenberg in Resistance (IFC Films)
Mime, Nazis, and superannuated Boy Scouts — what could go wrong?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M arcel Marceau was the most renowned mime on earth when he died in 2007, but long before that, during the war, he joined the French Resistance and helped some French Jewish children slip over the border to Switzerland. The movie about this, boringly called Resistance, combines clowning under Nazi rule with Alpine escape, so it’s Life Is Beautiful meets The Sound of Music. So call it Life Is Beautiful, Even If There’s a Mime Present. Or maybe The Sound of Mime.

Resistance (which is offered via video-on-demand services) successfully channels the spirit of mime in that it is completely unbearable. The …


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