The Trailer for the Latest World War II Epic is Out and It Looks Incredible

  • 02/10/2020 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg has a new World War II drama coming to theaters, and the trailer looks incredible.

Resistance is the true story of Jewish celebrity Marcel Marceau, who joined the French Resistance and saved numerous children from certain death at the hands of the Nazi occupiers.

According to the Jerusalem Post:

Jesse Eisenberg spoke to People magazine about the personal reasons behind his decision to star in Resistance, a World War II drama about the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, who was a member of the French Resistance.

“When I learned about this story, I think I really connected to it because it’s really the story of this artist kind of finding a way to use his work for the benefit of other people. I lost family during the war in these parts of Europe. Marcel’s father is from an area close to where my family is from and where my family died. For so many reasons the story was very potent,” said Eisenberg in an interview that was published on the magazine’s website on Tuesday.

The film will be opening in theaters in the US and will be available On Demand starting March 27. Resistance was directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and also stars Edgar Ramirez, Clémence Poésy, Ed Harris and Matthias Schweighöfer.

“The story is really about this performer Marcel, who is kind of like a fledgling performer doing one-man shows in small theaters. And then when the war breaks out, he is asked to help entertain these kids whom his cousin is saving. He is reluctant at first but then grows to not only like performing for them but realizes that the way to save their lives is to use his art. It’s this really amazing story against the backdrop of some horrific world events.”

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