The Patriots (1994)
"Les patriotes" (original title)

 |  Thriller  |  1 June 1994 (France)
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At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Pelman
Yossi Banai ...
Catherine Pelman
Maurice Bénichou ...
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Bill Haydon
Christine Pascal ...
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Remy Prieur
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At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal secrets from Remy Prieur, a French atomic scientist... We will assist to the methods, the manipulations, the abuses, the machiavellism, the doubts of secret agents. Written by Yepok

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1 June 1994 (France)  »

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In first 10 minutes, when brother & sister sit down to celebrate, Attal peels off the champagne aluminum bottle cork cover. Next shot and angle show the cork cover still on the bottle. See more »


References Barry Lyndon (1975) See more »


Written by Isaac Albéniz
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When you're in too deep to get out...
8 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I picked this film out of the hundreds of foreign DVD's in Toronto's best video store - Bay Video. I thought it was a recent Israeli production and it wasn't until I got it home I realized the film was a French production made in 1994. However, I wasn't disappointed at all and consider this wonderful film one of the best spy 'thrillers' I have ever seen. Understated like the profession of spying and subtle to the point of seduction this film doesn't fudge the issues surrounding the necessity for such a service to exist in modern Israel nor does it gloss over some of the hard facts when innocents become collateral damage. The acting, the sets, the writing are all first rate and it's probably one of the best reasons to watch this film. I guarantee you won't want it to end without finding out what happens to all the characters.

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