It is only now, at the age of 98, that Marthe Cohn, a French Jew, can talk freely about her experience as a spy during World War II. Known at the time as Chichinette, she was recruited as a young woman by the French army and sent to gather intelligence from inside Germany. At four-and-a-half-feet tall, Cohn—then as today—may not look like much of a threat, but her incredible bravery and resourcefulness contributed to the Nazis’ eventual defeat. The Accidental Spy is as dynamic as the woman whose extraordinary story it tells.
Film: 86 minutes
Director: Nicola Hens
Production countries: Germany, France