Original Dutch film title:
LEONIE, actrice en spionne
A film about actress and spy Leonie Brandt.
A film about Leonie Brandt, an actress who used her talent in the thirties and forties to become a brilliant double agent and after the war was able to weave an inextricable web of intrigues and mysteries.
Leonie Brandt (1901-1978) dreamed of becoming an actress. After realising 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.
Cas Enklaar (lawyer Besier)
Martijn van der Veen (researcher)
Rifka Lodeizen (voice of Leonie)
script & direction: Annette Apon
camera: Peter Brugman
sound: Fokke van Saane
editing: Jan Ketelaars
sound design: Huibert Boon
image post-production: Loods Lux & Lumen
music: Harry de Wit
junior producer: Hugo Naber
producer: Digna Sinke
this film is produced by SNG Film
in co-production with NTR
in cooperation with EYE Filmmuseum
this film is financially supported by:
Netherlands Film Fund
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst