Female Agents

TitleFemale Agents
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSalomé, Jean-Paul
Running Time115 minutes
Date Released03/2008
DistributorTFM Distribution
Publication Languagefrench, english, german

In this tense World War II film, a group of French women carry out top-secret missions to secure the success of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Louise Desfontaines, a spy for the British-backed Special Operations Executive, recruits women with specific talents to rescue a British geologist. Once they do, they turn toward Paris to assassinate a German officer who could thwart the invasion. 


Sophie Marceau 

Julie Depardieu

Marie Gillain

Déborah François

Moritz Bleibtreu

Volker Bruch

Maya Sansa

Julien Boisselier


Produced by Éric Névé

Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé

Written by Jean-Paul Salomé and Laurent Vachaud

Cinematography by Pascal Ridao

Edited by Marie-Pierre Renaud

Music by Bruno Coulais



Original PublicationLes Femmes de L'ombre
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Loosely based on the life of Lise de Baissac who worked for the Special Operations Executive, a British organization focused on espionage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe during World War II. 

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