Les Femmes de l'Ombre (Female Agents)
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Les Femmes de l'Ombre (Female Agents)
A handful of women use their smarts and allure in the service of the French Resistance in this historical drama set during World War II. Louise (Sophie Marceau) is a beautiful woman recruited into the French underground by her brother Pierre (Julien Boisselier) while Nazi forces occupy their homeland. Maurice Buckmaster (Colin David Reese) is a British agent who smuggles Louise into London to give her a special assignment -- a British scientist working with weapons research has been captured by Axis forces and is being held in a French hospital. Louise is ordered to put together a team of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"A war thriller in classic style, with superb central performances which help Female Agents rise above the awful title and keep you hooked from start to gripping finish."
‑ Kat Brown, Empire Magazine
"At no point does Female Agents begin to approach the muddy, bloody complexities of war represented by Black Book or Lust, Caution, films genuinely fascinated by the plight of women behind enemy lines."
‑ Mike McCahill, Daily Telegraph
"Being based on facts, the story doesn't conform to a standard dramatic structure - making it even more of a nail biting experience."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Salomé... struggles to resist the occupation of his film by misplaced cliché and awkward melodrama, undermining any claim to authenticity."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Salome manages to give a sobering account of the resistance movement, as he clearly shows the cost that is paid. We warm to each of the characters as we follow the twists and turns of the complex plot that leads us through betrayals and triumphs"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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