Watch the trailer for new World War II movie ‘Resistance’

A trailer has been released for Resistance.

Based on the inspiring true story, Jonathan Jakubowicz’s film follows the revolutionary tale of a selfless act that would forever change countless lives.

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) 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 the Second World War.

Watch the trailer:


The official synopsis reads: “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.

“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.”

The cast also includes Ed Harris, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Félix Moati, Géza Rohrig, Karl Markovics, Vica Kerekes, Bella Ramsey and Edgar Ramírez.

Resistance is out in US cinemas and on demand on 27th March.

A release date for the UK hasn’t yet been announced.