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Female Agents

Female Agents
  • 2008
  • France
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Paul Salomé
  • Written by: Laurent Vachaud, Jean-Paul Salomé
  • Cast: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Marie Gillain, Déborah François, Moritz Bleibtreu, Maya Sansa, Sarah Tullamore
  • Language: French, German, English
  • Website: www.femaleagents.co.uk

Allegedly based on a true story: in spring 1944 Churchill oversees a suicidal sabotage and rescue mission by female members of the French Resistance - a showgirl (Gillain), an explosives expert (Déborah François), a prostitute (Depardieu), a radio operator (Maya Sansa) and their leader (Marceau). Salome is an arch stylist and copyist but beyond the handful of great performances this feels like another po-faced TV mini series: interesting but pedestrian.

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Female Agents (Les Femmes Des Ombres)

19 Jun 20083 stars

WAR/THRILLER (15) 116min Spring 1944, the lead up to the Normandy landings, and the technical planning and manufacture of a floating dock has been going on since January. When a British geologist ends up in a French hospital, the plan is thrown into…

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