Jesse Eisenberg is Marcel Marceau in IFC Films’ Resistance Trailer


Jesse Eisenberg is Marcel Marceau in IFC Films' Resistance Trailer

Jesse Eisenberg is Marcel Marceau in IFC Films’ Resistance trailer

IFC Films has released the official trailer for director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s upcoming biopic drama film Resistance, which centers on famous French actor and mime artist Marcel Marceau’s determination and brave efforts to save thousands of Jewish orphaned children during World War II. Starring Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, the film is scheduled to hit the theaters on March 27. Check out the video in the player below! (via Fandango)

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Based on the inspiring true story, Resistance follows the revolutionary tale of a selfless act that would forever change countless lives. Before he was the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. Jesse Eisenberg stars in this compelling drama about a group of unsung heroes who put themselves in harm’s way to rise above hatred and oppression during World War II.

As a young man growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, Marcel has no intention of getting involved in the war – his pursuits include impersonating Charlie Chaplin in burlesque clubs, painting backdrops for his plays, and antagonizing his obstinate father. His life is thrown into upheaval when he is recruited into the French Resistance, putting his acting skills to the ultimate test in teaching orphaned Jewish children how to survive in the horrifying reality of the Holocaust.

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The film stars Oscar nominees Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Marcel Marceau and Ed Harris (Westworld) as George S. Patton along with Edgar Ramirez (American Crime Story) as Sigmund, Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter films) as Emma, Matthias Schweighöfer as Klaus Barbie, Géza Röhrig (Son of Saul) as Georges Loinger and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Elsbeth.

Resistance is written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz (Hands of Stone). The film is produced by Claudine Jakubowicz and Carlos Garcia de Paredes, who worked together for Hands of Stone. Marcel Marceau’s oldest son Baptiste has reportedly been closely involved with the research for the film and will executive produce. Dan Maag, Thorsten Schumacher, Carlos García de Paredes, Patrick Zorer, Jonathan Jakubowicz, Stephanie Schettler-Köhler, Matthias Schweighöfer, Marco Beckmann, and Lars Sylvest are also set as producers.