LOVEFiLM Review: Female Agents [Les Femmes de l’ombre] (2008)

In May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army geologist caught reconnoitering the beaches at Normandy, and to kill a German SS colonel who is close to figuring out the imminent secret of D-Day, proves to be emotional and brutal. The story is inspired by the accomplishments of decorated SOE agent Lisé de Baissac.

I do love a war film it must be said, in all shapes and forms. Female Agents has intrigued me for quite a while. A group of female French resistance fighters have a very important mission that is pivotal to the war effort, and the success over war with Germany.

It’s virtually entirely in French/German with subtitles with little English when the story calls for it. I found it an extremely good film that was original, interesting and informative.

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