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Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes

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 film is inspired by the accomplishments of decorated SOE agent Lise de Baissac.

Last on

Sun 2 Jan 2011 22:00 BBC Four

Credits

Louise Desfontaines
Sophie Marceau
Jeanne Faussier
Julie Depardieu
Suzy Desprez
Marie Gillain
Gaelle Lemenech
Deborah Francois
Pierre Desfontaines
Julien Boisselier
Heindrich
Moritz Bleibtreu
Maria Luzzato
Maya Sansa
Eddy
Vincent Rottiers
Lieutenant Becker
Volker Bruch
Director
Jean-Paul Salome
Writer
Jean-Paul Salome
Writer
Laurent Vachaud

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