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A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history. | Add synopsis »
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Rupert Allason ... Interviewee (as Nigel West)
José Antonio Escoriza ... Interviewee
Aline Griffith ... Interviewee
Juan Kreisler ... Interviewee
Joan Pujol ... Himself (archive footage)
Joan Miquel Pujol ... Interviewee
Mark Seaman ... Interviewee
Xavier Vinader ... Interviewee
Stan Vranckx ... Himself - Interviewee

Directed by
Edmon Roch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maria Hervera  written by
Isaki Lacuesta  written by
Edmon Roch  written by

Produced by
Alexander Adams .... associate producer
Jordi Ambròs .... delegate producer: TVC
Belén Bernuy .... executive producer
Victoria Borrás .... associate producer
Victoria Borrás .... line producer
Christine Edzard .... line producer: London
Belén Fuentes .... post-production producer
Sandra Hermida .... executive producer
Miguel Angel Mayz .... line producer: Venezuela
Edmon Roch .... executive producer
Edmon Roch .... producer
Patricia Takata .... associate producer
Original Music by
Fernando Velázquez 
Cinematography by
Joachim Bergamin 
Gabriel Guerra 
Bet Rourich 
Film Editing by
Alexander Adams 
Makeup Department
Pam Meager .... make up artist: London unit
Production Management
Miguel Angel Gómez .... post-production producer
Miguel Ángel Gómez .... post-production producer
Olivier Stockman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caspar Campbell .... first assistant director: London
Carlos Celeste .... first assistant director: Venezuela
Hing Tsang .... second assistant director: London
Art Department
Neale Brown .... construction manager: London
Barney Massey .... stagehand: London
John McMillan .... carpenter: London
Matthew Shrubb .... stand-by props: London
Paul Spinks .... set dresser: London
Sound Department
Amín Alí Gago .... sound recordist
Marc Orts .... sound mixer
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Eladio Reguero .... direct sound
Manu Robles .... sound
Josué Saavedra .... direct sound
Oriol Tarragó .... sound designer
Adrian Zolotuhin .... direct sound
Visual Effects by
Lluís Castells .... digital effects
Antonio J. Jiménez .... visual effects supervisor (as Antonio J. Jimenez)
Camera and Electrical Department
Moncho Aldamiz .... second assistant camera: London Unit (as Ramon Aldamiz)
Michaela Masson .... focus puller: London unit
Ron Nicholls .... camera grip: London Unit
Colin Powton .... electrician: London unit
Steve Roberts .... gaffer: London Unit
Gloria Soriano .... clapper loader: London unit
Animation Department
David Escribano .... 2D animation
César Leal .... 2D animation
Miguel M. Soto .... 2D animation
Santiago Verdugo .... 2D animation
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Chester .... costume supervisor: London Unit
Editorial Department
Nuria Cuesta .... conforming editor
Beatriz Gómez .... post-production coordinator
Enrique Jiménez .... colorist
Tomàs Pladevall .... color correction
Music Department
Alexander Adams .... music supervisor
Borja Barrueta .... drums
David Busto .... musician: clarinet
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Íñigo Coto .... musician: violin 1
Gorka Escauriaza .... music mix engineer
Marcelo Escrich .... musician: bass
Gorka Iraundegi .... musician: piano
Ainhoa Marauri .... viola
Marco Martínez .... musician: guitar
Ainara Moreno .... musician: harp
Estíbaliz Oraa .... musician: cello
Noemí Santamaría .... musician: violin 2
Sacha Soriazu .... musician: piano
Transportation Department
Albert Grassi .... driver: London unit
Rafael Álvarez .... transport manager: Madrid
Other crew
Mercedes Ayesta .... production coordinator
Hubert Best .... legal advise
Alex Biurrún .... production assistant
Manel Bueno Gavín .... legal advise
Marel Camarena .... lab coordination
Lluís Castells .... title designer: end credits
Estefanía Ferrer .... production accountant
Anna Gamroth .... research: Germany
Isabel García .... production assistant
Pedro Gimeno .... production assistant: Venezuela unit
Sabine Goodwin .... production coordinator: London unit
Annabel Hands .... production assistant: London unit
Barbara Holmes .... production secretary London unit
Antonio J. Jiménez .... technical department manager (as Antonio J. Jimenez)
Marie Claire Kushfe .... head or research: Venezuela
Maite Lorés .... translating services
Ramón Martos .... lab producer
Ramón Martos .... technical management
Nacho Melero .... 35 mm transfer
Manolo Millán .... lab color correction
William T. Murphy .... research: US AV Archives
Alfonso Nieto .... technical management
Enrique Pirla .... production runner: Venezuela unit
Gonçal Roch .... translating services
Sophie Roche .... research: UK
Stephen Sutcliff .... production accountant London unit
Patricia Takata .... head of research
Magumi Tsan .... script supervisor: London unit
Laura Villar .... production assistant
Lillia Wells .... production trainee: London unit
Bernd Adams .... special thanks
Gisela Andrade .... special thanks
Patrik Attenhofer .... special thanks
Ana Ayesta .... special thanks
Iván Anderson Blanco Bolívar .... special thanks
Jaime Boix .... special thanks
Elasar Luitel Bravo .... special thanks
Bill Bristow .... special thanks
José Antonio Buces .... special thanks
Edward Calthrop .... special thanks
Will Clarke .... special thanks
David Cárceles .... special thanks
Iona de Macedo .... special thanks
Raúl del Pozo .... special thanks
Paco Elvira .... special thanks
Héléna Fantl .... special thanks
Marisa Fernández .... special thanks
Amín Gago .... special thanks
Eva Garrido .... special thanks
Jordi Gasull .... special thanks
Adrián Alfonso Hernández .... special thanks
Jadzia .... special thanks
Andreu Jaume .... special thanks
Javier Juárez .... special thanks
Kamil .... special thanks
Jorge Alberto Kreisler .... special thanks
Maria Eugenia Kreisler .... special thanks
Eneko Lizarraga .... special thanks
Albert Manera .... special thanks (as Albert Manera El Camaleón)
Marcel .... special thanks
Ángel Martín .... special thanks
Leena Pasanen .... special thanks
Domènec Pastor i Petit .... special thanks
Carlos Miguel Pujol .... special thanks
Juan Carlos Pujol .... special thanks
Gustavo Ron .... special thanks
Samuel .... special thanks
Carles José Solsona .... special thanks
Olivier Stockman .... special thanks
Guillem Terribas .... special thanks
Felipe Vallejo .... special thanks
Eric Vandepoel .... special thanks
Aura Varga .... special thanks
Gareth Wigan .... special thanks
Jesús Álvarez .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Garbo: El espía" - Spain (original title)
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88 min | Spain:93 min (original version)
Black and White (archive footage) | Color (35 mm version)
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The Ghost Spy Who Saved the World, 25 March 2010
Author: Thistle-3 from Cleveland, Ohio

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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