In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince three other women to form a five-woman task force under his command to rescue a British geologist from a German hospital in the countryside. The geologist was assigned by Colonel Maurice Buckmaster in a reconnaissance mission of the soil of the beaches at Normandy for the D-Day and had been captured by the Germans. Louise and Pierre force the prostitute Jeanne Faussier that is imprisoned for murdering her pimp; the explosives expert Gaëlle Lemenech that misses action; and the former dancer and fiancé of Colonel Karl Heindrich, Suzy Desprez, using blackmail and unethical methods to fly to France and join the Italian agent Maria Luzzato in the assignment. They are well-succeeded but when they deliver the geologist to the British aeroplane, Pierre betrays the group. He forces the women to travel to Paris to kill Colonel Heindrich who suspects that the landing of the allied forces will be...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
One of the inspirations for the film came when director Jean-Paul Salomé
read "The Times" in London one morning whilst on post-production of Adventures of Arsene Lupin
(2004). Salomé saw a full page devoted to Lise Villameur, a French Resistance agent who worked for the SOE, the Special Operations Executive created by Winston Churchill
during the Second World War. She had just died at the age of 98. She had been a real heroine and Britain paid tribute to her. Intrigued by her story, Salomé started doing some research with the help of historian Olivier Wieviorka
. Salomé discovered that other women had been SOE agents. They were among the fifty or so agents of the "French Section" that were trained in England before working for the Allies in occupied WWII France. See more
The basic premise of this film is that a Geologist has been sent to France to study the sand on the beach is incorrect. Frogmen landed at night on the beach to take samples and were then taken back immediately to England. There is no possibility of any access being gained to the beach by a civilian as they were heavily guarded. See more