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Female Agents

Female Agents

A Feature film by Jean-Paul Salomé

Produced by La Chauve-Souris

Release in France : 05/03/2008


    Louise, a member of the French Resistance, flees to London after her husband is murdered. She is recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a secret spy and sabotage service initiated by Churchill. She is given an urgent first mission: the exfiltration of a British agent who has fallen into German hands while preparing the Normandy landings. The agent has not yet revealed anything but time is pressing. Louise must first create a commando of women especially chosen for the needs of the operation.

    When it comes to recruitment, anything goes: lies, blackmail, remission.

    She employs Suzy, a cabaret dancer who excels in the art of seducing men; then Gaëlle, a chemist and explosives expert; lastly Jeanne, a prostitute capable of killing in cold blood. Sent to Normandy, they are joined by Maria, an Italian Jew. This radio operator is the last piece of the final tuned machine.

    The mission gets underway well, but quickly becomes complicated. Obliged to return to Paris, the SOE gives them a new, almost suicidal objective: to eliminate Colonel Heindrich, one of the key figures of Nazi counter-espionage. He knows too much about the planned landings. This is the story of five women who didn't set out to be heroines, but who'll become them.

    Actors (32)

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    Executive Producer :

    La Chauve-Souris

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Éric Névé

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Poirier

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Ridao

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michèle Abitbol-Lasry

    Sound Editor :

    Vincent Guillon

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Dupertuis

    Casting :

    Stéphane Foenkinos, Élodie Demey

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Jean Larroque

    Assistant Director :

    Serge Onteniente

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Paul Salomé, Laurent Vachaud

    Production manager :

    Nora Salhi

    Editor :

    Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Lemaire

    Music Composer :

    Bruno Coulais

    Choreographer :

    Corinne Devaux

    Sound mixers :

    Dean Humphreys, Vincent Cosson

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    Feature film

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    Drama, War

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

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    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

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