|Les Femmes de l'ombre
Female Agents (original: Les Femmes de l'ombre) is a 2008 French film about female resistance fighters in the Second World War. In 1944, a member of the French Resistance, Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) flees to London after her husband's summary execution. She is recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Maurice Buckmaster (Colin David Reese), a British agent, to give her a special assignment - a English scientist (Conrad Cecil) working with weapons research has been captured by Axis forces and is being held in a French hospital. Louise is ordered to put together a team of female and assist maquisards led by her brother Pierre (Julien Boisselier) to find the scientist and smuggle him to safety before he can be forced to tell Nazi intelligence what he knows. Louise's band of heroines includes Gaelle Lemenech (Déborah François), who knows about demolition; Jeanne Faussier (Julie Depardieu), a streetwalker more interested in her own survival than the future of France; Suzy Desprez (Marie Gillain), a nightclub entertainer who was romantically involved with a German officer and Maria Luzzato (Maya Sansa), a Jewish Italian radio operator and and the final member of the team. The women parachute into Normandy and mission begins well, but there are soon complications. Their SOE bosses give the women a new, almost suicidal objective: they must move on to Paris to eliminate Colonel Heindrich (Moritz Bleibtreu), the head of Nazi counter-intelligence, who has gleaned too much information about the Landings. Female Agents was inspired by the true story of Lise Villameur, who served with French resistance forces during the Second World War.
The following weapons were used in the film Female Agents:
FN Model 1900
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) had used in the movie a FN Model 1900 pistol, as also Gaëlle Lemenech (Déborah François).
The suppressor is, contrary to its appearance, mounted correctly. The Model 1900's barrel is on the bottom
of the slide, rather than the top like most handguns.
MAB Model D
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) opens the door with a MAB Model D in her hand.
MAB Model D Type I - .32 ACP
Pierre Desfontaines (Julien Boisselier) uses a Browning HP pistol.
Browning Hi Power with "Beer Can" adjustable sights - 9x19mm
Colt M1911A1 pistol
Jeanne Faussier (Julie Depardieu) and Eddy (Vincent Rottiers) uses a M1911A1 pistol.
War time issued (WWII) Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 acp
Suzy Deprez (Marie Gillain) and Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) use a Beretta M1934 pistol.
Imitation of Beretta M1934
Colt Model 1903/1908
Maria Luzzato (Maya Sansa) is armed with a Colt Model 1903/1908 pistol. This weapon is seen in Jeanne Faussier´s (Julie Depardieu) hand.
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
FN Model 1910
In a secret hideout of weapons maquisards was except M1911A1 also FN Model 1910 pistols and a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolvers.
FN Model 1910 with wood grips - .380 ACP
Smith & Wesson Victory Model
Smith & Wesson Victory Model
German NCO holds a Luger P08 pistol during a firefight with the maquisards.
Luger P08 pistol - 9x19mm Parabellum
Walther PP pistol
Standartenführer SS Karl Heindrich (Moritz Bleibtreu) wears a Walther PP pistol.
Lieutenant Becker (Volker Bruch) can be seen with a Walther P38 pistol.
Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Sten Mk II
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau), her brother Pierre (Julien Boisselier), and other maquisards used a Sten Mk II submachine guns.
Sten Mk II Submachine gun - 9x19mm
Eddy (Vincent Rottiers
) with a machine gun in hand, leads the captured German soldier.
German MP40 submachine gun was used by a German soldiers and also members of the resistance.
Jeanne Faussier (Julie Depardieu) downs a "Boche" (German) with an German submachine gun.
SS man from escort was armed with a submachine gun.
German military police patrol with MP40
submachine guns on the chest.
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) uses a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifle to cover her husband at the station.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 MK 1 .303 British
The distinctive front sight of the No. 4 can be seen in this screenshot.
For the action in the subway Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) uses a suppressed Sporterized MAS-36 rifle with a scope.
Sporterized MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
Louise and Melchior (Robin Renucci
) inspect a "sporterized" MAS-36 sniper rifle.
Louise in the "subway-action" with her sniper rifle.
The German soldiers can be seen with a Karabiner 98k rifles.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soldier in a sidecar is armed with MG34 machine gun.
German soldiers with a MG34
machine gun in a sidecar.