Release: 10/14/2021


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 inspired by 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 Germany: Warner Bros. Pictures Germany
Distributor USA: IFC Films
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 and Warner Bros. Pictures Germany are acting as a co-producers.
As part of the special programme International Co-Productions, RESISTANCE is granted funding of EUR two million by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF).
Theatrical release Germany 10/14/2021
Awarded with the German Peace Prize for Film - Die Brücke for the directorial work by Jonathan Jakubowicz


Jesse Eisenberg, Matthias Schweighöfer, 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