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Chichinette – How I Accidentally Became a Spy

By Nicola Alice Hens 2019 Documentary 01h26

The untold story of a French Jewish former spy, Marthe Cohn – aka Chichinette. After keeping silent for almost 60 years, she shares her extraordinary story of a 4.5 feet high woman who managed to beat the odds and fight the Nazis as a spy. At the age of 98, she now tours the world, promoting her message to people of all generations.

Haifa IFF 2019 – Special Mention Award

Hofer Filmtage 2019

Luxembourg City Film Fest 2020

« Both respectful and admiring, the director tells Marthe's extraordinary journey in an equally extraordinary portrait, the subject being so endearing. » - Le Figaro

« The account of this fearless life, already told in a book in 2002 (Behind enemy lines: a Jewish spy in Nazi Germany), gives us the feeling of meeting Marthe Cohn. Happiness. » - Télérama

« Chichinette is a sensitive and intelligent film that never gives in to didacticism or demagoguery, just like its sweet protagonist. » - Transfuge

Original title: Chichinette - Wie ich zufällig Spionin wurde

Director: Nicola Alice Hens

Casting: Marthe & Major Cohn

Country: Germany, France

Production year: 2019

Languages: French, English

Runtime: 01h26

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