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1944. An undercover agent working for the Allies, holding vital
information about the future D-Day landings, is trapped in a French
hospital, behind enemy lines. The agent is potentially only hours away
from being discovered by the SS, and so the British Strategic
Operations Executive put together a team of French speaking agents
rescue him. Except for the commanding officer, the team are all
Oh, yes. That sounded like just the ticket. Definitely a bit of a romp.
Something along the lines of a 1940's set "Mission: Impossible".
Stunts, action sequences, beautiful women with serious weaponry using
their womanly wiles to run rings around evil, horny Nazis.
Forget it. "Les Femmes de l'ombre" was not that film. The girls were
beautiful, there was some de rigeur European nudity and also plenty of
firepower and action, but "Les Femmes de l'ombre" was a much more real,
bleak and thoughtful film than I expected. Bloody, nasty and sadistic,
not to mention dangerous with some toe curling scenes of torture. Mix
in with that meditations on fear, betrayal and ultimate self sacrifice.
Perhaps "Les Femmes de l'ombre" was uneven, but it was also a really
interesting take on that old chestnut: The war movie about a team sent
behind enemy lines on a vital mission. I doubt that Tarantino will make
a more memorable film when and if he finally finishes "Inglorious