Les femmes de l'ombre2008
Les femmes de l'ombre (2008)
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as Louise Desfontaines
as Jeanne Faussier
as Suzy Desprez
as Gaelle Lemenech
as Karl Heindrich
as Maria Luzzato
as Pierre Desfontaines
as Lieutenant Becker
as Claude Granville
as Colonel Maurice Buckmaster
as Gerd Von Rundstedt
as Le géologue anglais
as René Bourienne
as Bernard Quesnot
Critic Reviews for Les femmes de l'ombre
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.
Being based on facts, the story doesn't conform to a standard dramatic structure - making it even more of a nail biting experience.
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
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.
Audience Reviews for Les femmes de l'ombre
This war thriller is incrediblily and inspired by the multi-decorated wartime agent Lisa Villameur, director Jean-Paul Salome's beautifully nuanced film focused on the remarkable behaviour of women whose actions were often overlooked in favour of their male counterparts. The thrill is in the way Salome presents his story. This is no rose-tinted period reinvention, but an old-fashioned action film with a grim determination. These scenes are beautifully shot - watch out for the most iconic use of train steam this side of The Railway Children. From the claustrophobic nightmares of inquisition to an underground scene that's coordinated with ballet-like elegance, Salome's war is always graceful but never black-and-white.
A welcome return to those classic WW2 movies of yester years.Good build up and great tension and some good performances from the female cast.The movie felt like the old war movies i use to watched wheni was a kid and thats one of the reason i have given this movie a high score.Being a french movie and not a hollywood one you can't get any better.If you missed those war movies you you to watched treat yourself.
very impressive movie. It shows true struggling between faith and affection, choices between life and death... and it is more like a agent story than those fancy 007 kind.