CHICHINETTE: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY
Directed By: Nicola Hens /
Germany, France / 2019 / French, English (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Biography
Territory Rights: USA, CANADA (English), CANADA (French), EDUCATIONAL, NON-THEATRICAL
Exhibition Format: DCP
The untold story of Marthe Cohn, a feisty young woman who joined the French resistance during WWII. Using the German language skills she attained during her upbringing in Alsace on the French/German border, Marthe – code name Chichinette (Little Sparrow) – crossed back and forth across the border bringing back invaluable intelligence. After keeping silent for almost 60 years, Marthe now shares the extraordinary story of how she managed to beat the odds and fight the Nazis as a spy. At the age of 98, she still tours the world, showing off her medals and promoting her message to people of all generations. Her harrowing journey is told with reverence, while her joie de vivre shines through, filling the film with hope for the future.