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The Patriots (1994)

Les patriotes (original title)
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

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Ariel Brenner
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Jeremy Pelman
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Eagleman
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Yossi
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Catherine Pelman
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Yuri
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Rachel
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Daniel
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Oron
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Marie-Claude
Bernard Le Coq ...
Bill Haydon
Christine Pascal ...
Laurence
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Remy Prieur
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Ran Ostrovitch
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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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Manipulation is our job.

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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 »

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References Barry Lyndon (1975) See more »

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Asturias
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Excellent and powerful
18 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie can serve as a gold standard for the spy-movie genre. It depicts in unglamorous ways, the life, the torment and catharsis of an intelligence officer. The cast is superb, but it's really director (Rochant) and lead actor (Attal) who are making the powerful and excellent case of what does it mean to work for the state. This case done in subtle tones(Yvan Attal's character rarely speaks), in demonstrating the complex political situation Israel finds itself in constraint manner, and by introducing such a vivid female character, that the viewer (at least male's half) can understand the inner battle of Mossad's officer soul


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