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Based on true events, true storis and real heroines, Female Agents is a powerful rendition of the challenges that faced female World War II Resistance fighters, who were constantly in the shadow of men and accorded little importance for the roles they played in a violent and horrific war.
A member of the French Resistance, Louise (Sophie Marceau) flees to London after her husband’s summary execution. She is recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), an intelligent and sabotage service overseen by Churchill himself.
She is immediately assigned to an urgent mission: the rescue of a British agent who has fallen into German hands while preparing for D-Day on the Normandy beaches. The man hasn’t talked yet, but there is no time to lose. Louise must first put together an all-female commando unit.
She will stop at nothing to get exactly the right women for the mission’s special requirements, even if it means lying, blackmailing or securing pardons for serving prisoners.
CAST: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Marie Gillain
FILMMAKERS: Jean-Paul Salomé, Laurent Vachaud
RATED: MA15+ Strong violence and themes
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France