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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 »

Director:

Eric Rochant

Writer:

Eric Rochant (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvan Attal ... Ariel Brenner
Richard Masur ... Jeremy Pelman
Allen Garfield ... Eagleman
Yossi Banai ... Yossi
Nancy Allen ... Catherine Pelman
Maurice Bénichou ... Yuri
Emmanuelle Devos ... Rachel
Hippolyte Girardot ... Daniel
Moshe Ivgy ... Oron
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Marie-Claude
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Bill Haydon
Christine Pascal Christine Pascal ... Laurence
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Remy Prieur
Dan Toren ... Ran Ostrovitch
Yigal Adika ... Guard
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Storyline

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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Thriller

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Hebrew

Release Date:

1 June 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Barry Lyndon (1975) See more »

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Asturias
Written by Isaac Albéniz
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A realistic look at a major spy agency
16 August 2013 | by boztannenSee all my reviews

This excellent thriller and character study of a young Israeli spy was produced in 1993-4. It plays as well as any memorable films of the same milieu, e.g. "Three Days of the Condor", "The Company", "Bourne", "Marathon Man", etc. That is pretty lofty company. I refuse to give away the plot but know that for two hours it will take you on a thrilling mystery ride. The casting and directing compliment a terrific script. Shot in Paris, Tel Aviv, Washington, D.C. and New York City it moves along without the gimmicks (CGI) or insane editing and music that so many films depend on today. Finally, the international cast of French, American and Israeli actors are in perfect harmony. Always good to see Alan Garfield in anything..


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