Les femmes de l'ombre
Les femmes de l'ombre (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine

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.

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Mike McCahill
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Being based on facts, the story doesn't conform to a standard dramatic structure - making it even more of a nail biting experience.

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Anton Bitel

Salomé... struggles to resist the occupation of his film by misplaced cliché and awkward melodrama, undermining any claim to authenticity.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

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