Told with snippets from films of the time, before us is the incredible biography of Leonie Brandt, an actress who served as a spy for the Dutch secret service in Nazi Germany.
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Leonie, Actress And Spy. A secret agent in Nazi Germany
Leonie Brandt (1901-1978) dreamed of becoming an actress. After realizing her dream, she took on the role of her life: she became a spy for the Dutch intelligence service in Nazi Germany.
After the war a number of prominent Dutchmen also feared Leonie for what she knew about their actions during the occupation.
The film more or less follows the chronology of her astonishing life via scenes from old movies.
Shrouded in a haze of mystery the ‘real’ or ‘fictional’ of her life is not always clear.