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A Woman at War (1991)

With the Occupation of Brussels by the Nazis, Helene could forget her ideas of a university degree. Her energy turned towards the hidden fight against the occupiers and gradually, ... See full summary »

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Edward Bennett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Plimpton ... Helene Moszkiewiez
Eric Stoltz ... Franz Bueller
Jack Shepherd ... Tobias Moszkiewiez
Kika Markham ... Regine Moszkiewiez
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ... Lily
John Bowler ... Albert
Sean Chapman ... Jean
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ... Lt. Col. Schwenke
Eugeniusz Kujawski Eugeniusz Kujawski ... Col. Mueller
Richard Durden ... Jaques
Paul Mooney Paul Mooney ... Pasquier
Struan Rodger ... White
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Delafield
Jean Murphy Jean Murphy ... Mlle. Jouret
Ben Robertson Ben Robertson ... Bertrand
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With the Occupation of Brussels by the Nazis, Helene could forget her ideas of a university degree. Her energy turned towards the hidden fight against the occupiers and gradually, inevitably, she joined the Resistance movement. Written by Bjorn Stenberg <bjst@sth.frontec.se>

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Egy nő a háborúban See more »

Filming Locations:

Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland

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Canal+, Palace Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hélène Moszkiewiez published her memoirs, 'Inside the Gestapo: A Jewish Woman's Secret War' (aka 'Ma Guerre dans la Gestapo' (France)) in 1985. Apparnently, this is the only book ever written by Hélène Moszkiewiez. See more »

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An Excellent Performance of Martha Plimpton
21 April 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Brussels, in the Second World War, after the arrest of her parents, the Jewish Helene Moszkiewiez (Martha Plimpton) decides to fight against the Germans, using her knowledge of German language. She gets a job of translator in the Gestapo, and uses the information she gets to help the resistance forces and other Jews. Helene falls in love with Franz Bueller (Eric Stoltz), a collaborator of the Germans, who is also a member of the resistance. This good movie is very supported by the magnificent performance of Martha Plimpton. There are some flaws in the screenplay, basically because of the selection of Eric Stoltz for the role of Franz Bueller. Eric Stoltz does not speak German as Martha does, so in some parts of the story, the German officers speak in English with Franz, while they speak in German with Helene. But the story is very consistent, having a good direction and a great cast. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Um Fio de Esperança' (`A Slender Hope')


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