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Garbo: The Spy (2011)

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To the Nazis he was Codename: Alaric.To the British he was simply Garbo.To the world he was a mystery.But 30 years after the facts and fiction, the cloak of mystery that kept him hidden and tied to Alaric and Garbo finally started to unravel.Nigel West, noted English Spy novelist, started out on a journey to expose the truth about the man born Juan Pujol and uncovered a story so amazing that it could only be true. The man who the world thought to be dead and buried in Angola in 1949, a man that died a hero to both the British and the Nazis, looked pretty spry when discovered in South America 35 years after his burial. This is the story of Garbo. -- (C) Official Site

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Edmon Roch spins a zippy yarn of Pujol's improbable exploits from archival footage, talking heads, and clips from classic espionage dramas.

December 8, 2011 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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An engrossing documentary that is itself largely a work of the director's imagination.

December 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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Director Edmon Roch makes some smart conceptual choices that honor his subject's self-invention and mystery.

November 24, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Fascinating though it is, the movie is thin on historical materials.

November 18, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Doc's incredible tale of WWII espionage would likely work better as a feature film.

November 18, 2011 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Edmon Roch has a great story to tell in "Garbo the Spy," and he recounts it with the flair of a Hollywood spy movie: "Garbo" is dramatic, entertaining, even funny in parts.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
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