Night Witches (PG-13)

January 4, 2010

Night Witches (PG-13)

The extraordinary, but little known, tale of how a young Queen Elizabeth secretly joined Britain’s only all-female regiment that flew over 30,000 missions along the Western Front in WWII. At home they we known as Churchill’s Fannies but terrified German troops called them the Night Witches.

The surviving members of the squadron, now all grannies in their 80s and 90s (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench), tell their remarkable true story to an awestruck young reporter (Tobey Maguire).

In flashbacks we see their younger selves (Keira Knightley, Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Winslet) transformed from simple country girls, into the courageous warriors, who defeat the Nazis.

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2 Responses to “Night Witches (PG-13)”

  1. teamcolin Says:

    Genius.

  2. Mag Says:

    If this were done in the new Cameron/AVATAR 3D technology, it would be a sure hit… I can visualize Judy Dench’s finger pointing at young Toby Maguire as she lectures him over patriotism and wagging that finger out into the audience… I get chills thinking of it.


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