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Leonie, Actress and Spy
Leonie, Actress and Spy

Leonie, Actress and Spy

A film about Leonie Brandt, an actress who used her talent to become a brilliant double agent, living a life shrouded in intrigue and mystery.

Leonie Brandt (1901-1978) dreamed of becoming an actress, and after realising her dream she took on the role of a lifetime, as a spy working for the Dutch Intelligence Services in Nazi Germany. After the war a number of prominent Dutchmen also feared Leonie for what she knew about their activities during the occupation. The film follows the chronology of her astonishing life via scenes from old movies. Shrouded in a haze of mystery, what is real and what is ‘fictional' is not always clear.

90' / colour

Dir: Annette Apon
Prod: SNG Film (NL) - Digna sinke
Co-prod: NTR (NL)
Sc: Annette Apon
D.O.P.: Peter Brugman
Completed: November 2019
Language: Dutch

Annette Apon:
a.o. ONE LIFE IS NOT ENOUGH (2016, doc), DREAM & DEED (2012, doc), EXPLODED VIEW (2008, doc), SEEN THROUGH OTHER EYES (2004, doc).

SNG Film

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