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RESISTANCE relates the life and work of the world-famous pantomime Marcel Marceau, who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish orphans during the Second World War.

Marcel Marceau, son of Jewish parents, was born under the name Marcel Mangel. During the Holocaust, he learned the art of pantomime to help children escape in silence and survive. The story is based on true events that would shape the life of the legendary Marcel Marceau years before his world career as the greatest pantomime of all time.


Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Germany

RESISTANCE is being produced by PANTALEON Films GmbH in collaboration with Epicentral Studios, Rocket Science, Vertical Media, Neptune Features, Riverstone, Ingenious Media and Bliss Media. Resistance Film US is acting as a co-producer.

As part of the special programme International Co-Productions, RESISTANCE is granted funding of EUR two million by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF).


MARCEL MARCEAU: Jesse Eisenberg

KLAUS BARBIE: Matthias Schweighöfer

Further roles: Ed Harris, Clémence Poésy, Édgar Ramírez, Félix Moati, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics und Alicia von Rittberg


Director: Jonathan Jacubowicz
Screenplay: Jonathan Jacubowicz
Director of Photography: Miguel Littin-Menz