Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 10:30 AM
The Nine follows the true story of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris.
The nine women were all under 30 when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms, harbored parachuting spies, coordinated communications between regional sectors, trekked escape routes to Spain and hid Jewish children in scattered apartments. They were arrested by French police, interrogated and tortured by the Gestapo. After time in a series of French prisons they were deported to Germany. By the time they were enslaved at the labor camp in Leipzig, they were a close-knit group of friends. During the final days of the war, forced onto a death march, the nine chose their moment and made a daring escape.
This is a moving tribute to the power of humanity and friendship in the darkest of times.