Triple Agent details
|Starring:||Serge Renko, Katerina Didaskalou|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Mar 2005|
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Ever increasing circlesBy a customer from Salisbury, UK , 05 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I'm not overly generous with my star rating, and have only given one film 4 stars (Goodbye Lenin, in case you're interested!) - as you see, this one doesn't quite make that but I found it was absorbing, intelligent and worked on all kinds of levels. International affairs in the 1930s were complicated, people's political allegiances shifted with the wind, and Voronin, Roehmer's main character, was a good instance of this. No one knew quite where he stood - did he know himself? His wife, excellently portrayed, certainly didn't, and her point of view and what happened to her is one of the main interests of the film for those of us who are maybe less politically inclined. It is a mystery and remains a mystery - and, if you are really interested in the true story behind the plot, the background material on the disc goes into long - and sometimes very slow - detail. The film itself is well worth watching.
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It keeps you wondering!By a customer from Twickenham , 13 Jan 2010Bit slow in places.
surprising gentle gemBy a customer from Middlesex , 09 Feb 2007Sometimes there's a film that surprises you. It has all the wrong ingredients but they fit together into a harmonious whole. Don't be put off by the genre, just try it.
An historical investigationBy Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 30 Jan 2007Rohmer's attempt to offer an explanation for the disappearance of a pair of White Russian Generals/spies in Paris in the mid to late thirties is a typically stringent, intelligent piece of work, addressing the issues in exactly the same, talk-dominated way that he examines everything else. The problem here is that he never finds a really successful way to dramatise them.
The subject remains defiantly dry for all but the most clued-in viewer, struggling to work out who these people are and what their concerns are. By the time we realise that part of the point is that they are caught in the same dilemma (can't support the Soviet, can't support the Nazis), too much time has passed.
Stick with it, and it gets better and better, but it's hard work for the first hour.
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Deceptive Title !By a customer from London, England , 24 Jan 2007Anyone expecting a tricksy, action-packed bluff / counter-bluff fisticuff saga because this film has an overt espionage title will be sorely disappointed. Actually, I wasn't expecting this because I've seen some of Rohmer's work before. But - Zut Alors ! - up the action a 'leetle' bit, Eric - I had to turn off after an hour. Obviously if you are into 30s politics ( which I'm not ) you'll derive a great deal of intellectual interest in this. For the rest of us, it's more like Le Grand Yawn !
A conversation pieceBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 09 Jan 2007There is always a lot of talk in a Rohmer film and even aged 84 he has clearly lost none of his powers of observation of human interactions: what is talked about and what is not. So very little about the mechanics of spying here; everything is about a love affair, what is said and unsaid, revealed and hidden. The use of newsreel footage works for me and the epilogue is superb. If you like Rohmer's films then this late masterwork will not dissapoint.