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Female Agents (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, gives 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 the 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 upcoming 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 (Les Femmes de l'ombre):
FN Model 1900
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) uses an FN Model 1900 pistol, which is also used by Gaëlle Lemenech (Déborah François).
MAB Model D
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) opens a door with a MAB Model D in her hand.
Pierre Desfontaines (Julien Boisselier) uses a Browning HP pistol.
Colt M1911A1 pistol
Jeanne Faussier (Julie Depardieu) and Eddy (Vincent Rottiers) use a M1911A1 pistol.
Suzy Deprez (Marie Gillain) and Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) use a Beretta M1934 pistol.
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) in action at the station pulls a suppressed Unique Bcf-66 pistol. This gun's appearance in a WWII setting in anachronistic.
Colt Model 1903/1908
Maria Luzzato (Maya Sansa) is armed with a Colt Model 1903/1908 pistol. This weapon is also seen in Jeanne Faussier´s (Julie Depardieu) hand.
FN Model 1910
An FN Model 1910 is seen in a weapons cache seized from a maquisard hideout, along with an [M1911A1]] and Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolvers.
Smith & Wesson Victory Model
A German NCO holds a Luger P08 pistol during a firefight with the maquisards.
Walther PP pistol
Standartenführer SS Karl Heindrich (Moritz Bleibtreu) carries a Walther PP pistol.
Lieutenant Becker (Volker Bruch) can be seen with a Walther P38 pistol.
Sten Mk II
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau), her brother Pierre (Julien Boisselier), and other maquisards use a Sten Mk II submachine guns.
German MP40 submachine guns are used by German soldiers and members of the resistance.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T)
Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) uses a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) rifle to cover her husband at the station.
For the action in the subway, Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) uses a suppressed Sporterized MAS-36 rifle with a scope.
M43 Spanish Mauser
The German soldiers can be seen with a M43 Spanish Mauser rifle.
A German soldier in the sidecar of a motorcycle is armed with an MG34 machine gun.