A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy

Lydia Dean Pilcher (2019)

124min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The real-life exploits of the women behind the setting up of Churchill's spy network in Vichy France receive a heartfelt airing in this wartime drama. Sara Megan Thomas plays Virginia Hall, an American with a prosthetic leg whose pioneering work for the British did much to disrupt Nazi rule. Thomas (who also produced and wrote the script) gives a suitably committed performance, while Castle star Stana Katic and Radhika Apte are fantastic as, respectively, Hall's handler and a pacifist radio operator. While war-movie clichés crop up and there are lulls in the action, proceedings are enlivened by the arrival of gnashing Nazi Klaus Barbie (Marc Rissmann), who's on a mission to capture "the limping lady". It's no big-budget epic, but director Lydia Dean Pilcher's second feature proves to be a fascinating tale of distaff derring-do.

Cast & Crew

Vera Atkins Stana Katic
Noor Inayat Khan Radhika Apte
Virginia Hall Sarah Megan Thomas
Maurice Buckmaster Linus Roache
Dr Chevain Rossif Sutherland
Director Lydia Dean Pilcher
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Language: EnglishColourReleased on: 23 Oct 2020