A Call to Spy (2019)

“I’ve never seen so much hatred. The Germans control what the French read and hear.False information is everywhere. The latest, an anti-Semitic exhibition. There are lines down the block to see it. ” – Virginia Hall

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – In order to try and defeat the Nazis, the British government decides to enlist women as spies in German Occupied France.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was surprised at how interesting it was.

The story is quite thrilling and they do a nice job showing how the choice to add female spies into the mix during the early days of World War Ii was such a great decision.

Normally, when people think of Female spies, Mata Hari comes to mind and it would seem as if most women spies would be utilized just to seduce the enemy, but this film shows the true story of how these women did equal work on the same level as men in helping the resistance fight off the German occupying forces from the French homeland.

The characters are quite unique and they do a nice job explaining how each of the three focal women got to be a part of the intelligence service and what was their drive to serve their country in this kind of capacity.

The fact that this is based on a true story adds even more weight to the story and helps keep things more powerful and griping throughout.

Certain aspects of the story feel a bit watered down, but that actually makes a lot of sense.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Monopoly games really were used in WWII to help people escape. Allied intelligence sent packages to their POWs that featured clandestine escape kits, which included tools like compasses, metal files, money, and, most importantly, maps all disguised as parts of the game. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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