Directed by Jesse. V. Johnson, and written by Katherine Lee McEwan and Roman Serir, Hell Hath No Fury, is a World War II action about the strength and determination of Marie DuJardin (Nina Bergman) to bring some justice for her family, when she’s given the ultimatum of helping a small band of U.S. soldier find a hidden cache of gold, or be killed.
In Hell Hath No Fury, Nina Bergman plays Marie DuJardin a real woman who single-handedly stood against German forces, the French resistance, and a band of US infantrymen after she was branded a traitor by her countrymen. While the men around her seek to find a treasure as their prize for taking part in a war they’re tired of fighting, Marie is trying to find a way to bring peace and dignity to the memory of those who were heinously killed for simply being Jews.
For this episode of Carolyn Talks…she speaks with Jesse about creating an action film where the protagonist, a woman is unable to use her physical strength to fight against her captors, and has to rely on her wits and their desperation to outsmart them, and how Nina does this through her impressive performance. Carolyn and Jesse also get into how war makes monsters out of men, and Jesse’s philosophies as a director who gives his actors the space to craft their character’s stories.
The film stars Daniel Bernhardt, Louis Mandylor, Dominique Vandenberg, Timothy V. Murphy, and Josef Cannon. It is distributed by Well Go USA, and was released in theatres November 5, 2021, and will be on Digital November 9, 2021.
Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.