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© Nicola Alice Hens

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2018

Marthe Cohn's story could be straight out of Hollywood: a petite, 'Aryan'-looking, Jewish woman who spied for France in Nazi Germany, delivering vital information about troop movements. Honored several times, she never spoke of her experiences. Now, at the age of 96, having kept her silence for sixty years, she tours the world as a "superstar" among WWII witnesses. A lively and entertaining public speaker, back then she risked life and limb, spending several years on the run until she witnessed the liberation of Paris, setting the final seal on her fight against the Nazis. Her fiancé and her sister were not so fortunate. Marthe Cohn's message is the essence of her life: "It is always possible to fight injustice, even under the worst circumstances."
Genre Biopic, History
Category Documentary
Director Nicola Alice Hens
Cinematography Gaëtan Innocent Varone, Nicola Alice Hens
Producer Amos Geva
Co-Producer Marie Volkenner
Production Company Amos Geva, in co-production with Merovee-Film, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), RBB
 French, English
Shooting Dates February 2016-August 2017
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, The Claims Conference

Amos Geva