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Secret Agents (2004)

Agents secrets (original title)
Moles threaten to foil a team of secret agents' plan.
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From his offices in Switzerland, Russian Igor Lipovsky is engaged in a vast and profitable gunrunning operation with Africa. The French government wants to hinder the activities of the arms dealer and sends a team to sink one of his ships heading for Angola with a load of illegal weaponry. Lisa, Brisseau, Loïc, Tony and Raymond are professionals: they carefully set up their cover, plan all their moves meticulously, and carry out orders without asking questions. Perhaps they should. The code-name of the mission is "Janus"; and just like with the ancient deity, there are two opposite faces for every aspect of the operation: the objective of the French government, the role of each team member, the presumed friend and the assumed foe... Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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€14,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,138,888 (France) (2 April 2004)
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The first part of the movie takes inspiration of the Rainbow Warrior case that has been slightly adapted. Events are transposed in Casablanca and the sabotaged boat carries weapons instead of environmental militants. See more »

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Colonel Grasset mentions that Lipovsky was born in "Riga, the capital of Estonia". In reality, Riga is the capital of Latvia, Eastonia's real capital is Tallinn. See more »

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Manipulation and Betrayal in the Dangerous, Lonely and Empty Lives of Secret Agents
22 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A team of secret agents – Raymond (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), Loic (Ludovic Schoendoerffer), Lisa (Monica Bellucci) and their leader Brisseau (Vincent Cassel) – is assigned by the French Agency in a mission called Janua to sink the general cargo vessel "Anita Hans" in Casablanca. The ship is transporting weapons for the rebels in the civil war of Angola that are using diamonds to pay the dealer Igor Lipovsky (Serge Avedikian). Brisseau and Lisa are advised by an American agent to abort their mission, but their superiors order them to ignore. When the mission is successfully accomplished, Lisa is framed and arrested in the airport with 150 g of heroine. When Raymond is killed, Brisseau realizes that they have been betrayed and he tries to release Lisa from the prison.

"Agents Secrets" is a bitter and realistic original story of manipulation and betrayal, showing the dangerous, lonely and empty lives of secret agents, where the interest of a nation is above any principle of ethics, as Machiavelli observed and wrote in the Fifteenth Century. Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci have excellent lead performances, well supported by a great European cast, and the action scenes are really very impressive. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Agentes Secretos" ("Secret Agents")


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