Triple Agent (2003)

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Eric Rohmer, the globally-celebrated auteur behind Claire's Knee and Ma nuit chez Maud, helms Triple Agent, a riveting political drama set in 1930s France. The story is based on the historical account of Fyodor Serge Renko, a Russian expatriate general filling the triple role of practicing espionage for the Marxists, Soviets, and Communists, and concurrently deceiving his wife Arsinoé (Katerina Didaskalou). Fyodor's life ultimately becomes entwined in the throes of deception and his life begins … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Eric Rohmer
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On DVD: Jan 10, 2006
Runtime:
Koch Lorber Films

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Critic Reviews for Triple Agent

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

If Triple Agent is an impressive docudrama, it lacks the warmth and flow of this filmmaker's best, earlier movies.

November 13, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 16, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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A treat for lovers of political (and personal) intrigue and intricate, dialogue driven stories, this is a great piece of work.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

In some ways, it's a refreshing corrective to Rohmer's previous work, a movie about the dangers of political naiveté despite the relative comforts of art and love.

Full Review… | December 1, 2004

Focusing in on Fyodor and Arsinoé, Rohmer manoeuvres the espionage theme through sitting room and bedroom, distilling the tumultuous events of 20th century history into an intimate drama about the psychology of trust and deceit.

Full Review… | November 13, 2004
BBC.com

Audience Reviews for Triple Agent

An un-glamorous spy story set in France against the backdrop of political upheavals of late 1930's. It's based on a real-life story of Nikolai Skoblin (look it up on Wikipedia if interested). The movie, while generating some suspense, relies on dialogue and long discussion of politics, don't expect anything like a James Bond movie.

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Gabriel Knight

A strange movie indeed. Some aspects are unbearable such as the main female character and the TV-like image quality. The worst is definitely the 5th grade worth history lesson given along 90% of the film. Others prove the genius of the director: the main male character is perfect and his way to describe action scenes are a unique feat. I also loved the ability to keep the suspense going until the end. So certainly not a master piece but a good and rare movie.

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