Robert Guédiguian’s Army Of Crime, which had its world premiere out of competition at Cannes last year, has been sold to Lorber Films for the US by StudioCanal.

Lorber plans a spring/summer opening in New York. The film will screen at the upcoming New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, organised by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance.

The Second World War drama is based on the under-reported story of immigrants who became French Resistance fighters in Paris. It stars Virginie Ledoyen, Simon Abkarian and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.

“We’re very happy to be working again with our friends at StudioCanal and thrilled at the chance to release this powerful and passionate film,” said Richard Lorber, co-president and chief executive of Kino Lorber.

Lorber and sister division Kino International are the releasing divisions of Kino Lorber; the company was formed last year following the merger of the businesses founded by Donald Krim (Kino) and Richard Lorber (Lorber).

Current releases include Ajami (Kino) and Erik Gandini’s Videocracy (Lorber).