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Garbo: El espía (2009)

A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history.

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Rupert Allason ...
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Aline Griffith ...
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Juan Kreisler ...
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A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history.

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$5,000 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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$28,195 (USA) (27 January 2012)
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A Disappointment
10 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Garbo was a Spanish secret agent during World War II who sold his independent services to the Nazis, while really working for the allies. His brilliantly imaginative approach to espionage was to invent dozens of fictional subordinate spies, then make up false information to feed to the Germans.

This potentially interesting subject was spoiled by an odd attempt at a documentary that appears to have been intended to be artistic and funny, rather than informational. The film bounces back and forth between talking heads who remain unidentified until halfway through, and clips from old B movies. All this is accompanied by irrelevant, anachronistic music and silly science fiction sound effects. The overall result is unfocused, annoying, and almost unwatchable.


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