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 to unravel.

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

Nov 13, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

A treat for lovers of political (and personal) intrigue and intricate, dialogue driven stories, this is a great piece of work.

Apr 1, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 1, 2004 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 13, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rohmer has somehow created a spy thriller without a single thrill--the entire film consists of heavily overwritten political dialog.

Nov 8, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Triple Agent is another psychologically rich drama by Eric Rohmer, the French master of morally nuanced films

Oct 3, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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