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Garbo: The Spy (2009)

Garbo: El espía (original title)
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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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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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The Ghost Spy Who Saved the World
25 March 2010 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Garbo: The Spy hit me like Fire in the Heartland. Again, here's a topic that I feel I am familiar with. i have seen movies about World War II, read books about the Invasion of Normandy. So, why have I never heard about this guy? Why don't I know how critical he apparently was to the whole Allied effort? If you've seen Alias or the Bournes, you know that a good spy has handlers. Garbo is the codename he received from his British handlers, because he took on various roles so well. In reality, he grew up in the Catalan region of Spain, the child of well-to-do parents, in the days before Franco. He wants to get involved. And, I will tell you we don't get to know much about his actual motivations or personality. The guy's a ghost, really. But, we get to find out what he did, offering his services to the Third Reich and to the Allies. Garbo set up an elaborate ruse that may have turned the tide of the war. He must have had iron clad insides to pull off some of these capers. I don't want to give too much away, but it's just an incredible story. And, to get it on the screen, since we don't have anything but talking heads and documents to illustrate the story, Director Edmon Roach intersperses scenes from spy films and movies about World War II that mirror real life events. It's a beautiful device and a remarkable piece of storytelling. I give Garbo: The Spy an 9 out of 10.


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