Anyone needing a beret fix in a post-Lucinda Ledgerwood tv schedule should take themselves to the cinema for this really enjoyable film.
It's a film about the women like Michelle from 'Allo 'Allo who scurried around plotting against the Nazis and introduced themselves to contacts with phrases like "the elephant's tusk is chipped".
Sophie Marceau is the project manager and on her team is a whore, a collaborator, an explosives expert and an Italian aristocratic Jew. Their task is to free someone from the Germans and kill a certain officer, and if they fail, someone gets fired.
Making light of it doesn't do it justice, as parts are genuinely thrilling and the missions are very tense and taut - there are two sequences, one in a hospital and one in a Metro station which are almost edge of seat stuff - and the inevitable scenes of torture at the hands of the Nazis are really quite unpleasant, as you'd expect.
There are lots of familiar faces for anyone who appreciates world cinema - Sophie Marceau is the most familiar, but there's also the young girl from The Page Turner, Saffy from the French Ab Fab, Lola's boyfriend from Run Lola Run as the main Nazi (complete with assistant who keeps giving him the eye) and Julie Depardieu, who has the most amazing face and expressions, and who has the most beautiful bluey-green eyes. She stole the film for me.
There's also a character called René in it. He doesn't run a cafe, but still.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2008 17:37:53 GMT by pauliepoos