Female Agents

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

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. 

Cast

Sophie Marceau 

Julie Depardieu

Marie Gillain

Déborah François

Moritz Bleibtreu

Volker Bruch

Maya Sansa

Julien Boisselier

Credits

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

Genre

Drama

Original PublicationLes Femmes de L'ombre
Full Text

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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