What is Women at War (Les Combattantes) about?

Women at War. Camille Lou as Suzanne Faure in Women at War. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
Women at War. Camille Lou as Suzanne Faure in Women at War. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Set during World War I in France, Women at War is an emotional new period drama following four women whose lives intersect in intriguing ways while they remain at home with the men abroad in the war.

Among the characters featured in the show are a Parisian prostitute named Marguerite, a nurse named Suzanne, a nun named Agnes, and Caroline, a young woman who becomes the head of her family’s factory. If you enjoyed the other French Netflix miniseries, Bonfire of Destiny, then Women at War should be on your list because they’re both women-led period pieces featuring a talented ensemble. Several actresses from Bonfire of Destiny also star in Women at War.

Below we’ve highlighted the most important things you need to know about the French show, including the cast, episode count, and more.

Women at War cast

Bonfire of Destiny and Safe actress Audrey Fleurot stars in Women at War as Marguerite de Lancaster. She’s joined by fellow Bonfire of Destiny co-stars Julie De Bona and Camille Lou.

Women at War cast and characters list

  • Audrey Fleurot as Marguerite de Lancastel
  • Julie De Bona as Mère Supérieure Agnès
  • Camille Lou as Suzanne Faure
  • Sofia Essaïdi as Caroline Dewitt
  • Sandrine Bonnaire as Éléonore Dewitt
  • Tchéky Karyo as Général Duvernet
  • Laurent Gerra as Abbé Vautrin
  • Tom Leeb as Joseph Duvernet
  • Yannick Choirat as Marcel Dumont
  • Grégoire Colin as Charles Dewitt

How many episodes is Women at War?

There are a total of eight episodes in the show, and each one is between 48 and 56 minutes long. Netflix has billed the show as a miniseries, so it’s unlikely there will be additional seasons.

Is Women at War based on a true story?

The characters and stories presented in Women at War are fictional, but the circumstances and historical setting are certainly based on an actual period in history.

Women at War is now streaming on Netflix. Add the series to your watchlist.

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