Shock Troops (film)

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Shock Troops
Shock Troops (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Produced by Costa-Gavras
Written by Jean-Pierre Chabrol
Starring Charles Vanel
Music by Michel Magne
Cinematography Jean Tournier
Release date
  • 5 April 1967 (1967-04-05)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French

Shock Troops (French: Un homme de trop) is a 1967 French-Italian drama film directed by Costa-Gavras. It was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] Film producer Harry Saltzman has a "presented by" credit.[2]


Set in central France, the film follows French resistance fighters who press the battle on the Germans. Along the way, they break into a prison and release some German prisoners, but discover there may be a spy deliberately planted to flush them all out.



  1. ^ "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ American Film Institute (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Volume 1, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 981. ISBN 9780520209701. 

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