Synopsis: Susan Traherne has been irreparably changed by her wartime experiences as a Resistance fighter. She sets out in the post-war world to make her way to what she wants, no matter who is hurt, or how.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Fred Schepisi
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporat
  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

- He's arrived

- Yes, yes.

There he is. He's here.

There! You see? etc.

I see the other one!


Stay behind the others.

What is it?

What's he doing?

He's got a suitcase


- Don't move.

- What are you doing here?

Ah nothing. Give me a moment

I can explain everything

We'll open his suitcase?


And your French is not good.

I'm sorry, we were forced

to take advantage of your light.

The plane was losing fuel.

I'm afraid I'm supposed to be

eighty miles further on.

Do you think

could you tell me where I am?

You've landed near a village called St Benot.

It's close to a town called Poitiers, all right?

Yes, I think I have heard of it, you know

So, how do I look?

I'd rather not look at you too closely. It's

an element of risk we don't need to take.

In my experience, it's best... it really

is best... if you just obey the rules.

I'll take you to the village.

Then you must make your own way.

How long have you been here?

About a year, off and on.

How's everyone at home?

They're fine.

The boss?

He's fine. He, um gave me

some cufflinks at the aerodrome.

Told me my chances.


- Yes.

- He's getting out of touch.

How's it been?

Well the Germans are still here

Well, I suppose that's our brief.

Keep them here keep them occupied.

- Keep them from the front.

- Worst thing about the job.

The more successful you are,

the longer it goes on.

A friend

a friend who was here used to

say, "Never kill a German,

always shoot him in the leg. That way, he goes

to hospital, where he has to be looked after;

he'll use up enemy resources.

But a dead soldier is

forgotten and replaced."

- Right. Let's go

- Okay.

Goodbye and good luck, eh?

Cafs are bad meeting places...

much less safe than they seem.

And don't go near Bourges,

it's very bad for us.

And don't carry anything in toothpaste

tubes... it's the first place they look.

And don't laugh too much. An Englishman's

laugh just doesn't sound the same.

Are they still teaching you to

broadcast on the lavatory?

- Yes.

- Well, don't.

The whole dodge is badly out of date.

Gestapo have been crashing into

lavatories for a full two months now.

Never take the valley road beyond Poitiers.

I'll show you the side road.

And that's it, really.

The rest, you know or will learn.

Get out.

Where's your gun?

- Let's get going. Come on.

- I'm sorry I'm so sorry

- I'm so frightened!

- Let's get going. Quickly.

I'm not an agent, I'm only a courier, I

just carry messages to certain circuits.

I came tonight... it's my first drop...

there's literally no-one else.

I can't tell you the mess in Poitiers!

My... my f... friend that I told you

about, he's been taken to Buchenwald today,

he was the wireless operator.

His name is Tony

- I need to talk

- Can't talk.

I need to talk, What's the point,

what's the point of following the rules?

I don't want to die. I don't,

don't want to die like that

Un ciel pommel.

What do we call it?

A mackerel sky.


I don't have to go on.

I'll stay if you like.

- Do you have a code-name?

- Yes, it's "Lazar".


- Would you like some tea?

- Yes, very much.

Am I right? Is this your first trip?

Bonjour Susan.


- Bonjour!

- Bonjour

Ah, bonjour, Susan.

Bonjour, Monsieur Villon.

I was just going through the post.

And yesterday's shipment...

it got there okay?


Au revoir.

He's dead!

Yes. He's dead.

Ah! Brock.

- Good morning.

- Morning.

This is very much

Third Secretary stuff, I'm afraid.

There's a man called Radley

dropped dead in the foyer.

British. Would you mind doing the honours?

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David Hare

Sir David Hare Born5 June 1947 (age 70) St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter, director EducationMA (Cantab.), English Literature Alma materLancing College Jesus College, Cambridge Notable worksThe Judas Kiss Plenty Pravda The Absence of War Licking Hitler Skylight Strapless The Blue Room Stuff Happens Notable awardsBAFTA, Golden Bear, Olivier Award SpouseNicole Farhi Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Best known for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing. more…

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