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Mary Linden works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are complicated by her high profile and her daughter's love affair with a German officer. Based on the true story. Written by
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Countess Mary Lindell:
I don't know if you realize what it's like - bailing out in a foreign country, occupied by the enemy, not knowing anything, and suddenly being handed over to someone and thinking, "Oh, God, it's a woman! This is dreadful, isn't it?". Yet suddenly they felt safe. I love the whole lot of them. They were too sweet - too ridiculous, most of them. And I never even knew their names.
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This was a pretty solid Hallmark Hall Of Fame made-for-TV story about a real- life woman "Countess Mary Lindell" (Judy Davis) who helped Allies during World War II.
Many of the military men in need were downed pilots and Lindell would help these men get safely out of occupied France. Her character was a strong one and her resolve to do what she could against the Germans was resolute. Helping her accomplish that were her kids: a son and a daughter (a young Kate Beckinsale!).
The story lags in spots or I would have rated it higher. It was well-done but not a film I'd watch numerous times, although I might if they'd issue this on DVD.
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