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The Patriots (1994)

Les patriotes (original title)
TV-MA | | Thriller | 1 June 1994 (France)
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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 ... Laurence
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Remy Prieur
Dan Toren ... Ran Ostrovitch
Yigal Adika ... Guard
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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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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 »

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When you're in too deep to get out...
8 October 2006 | by Marc_LowellSee all my reviews

I picked this film out of the hundreds of foreign DVD's in Toronto's best video store - Bay Video. I thought it was a recent Israeli production and it wasn't until I got it home I realized the film was a French production made in 1994. However, I wasn't disappointed at all and consider this wonderful film one of the best spy 'thrillers' I have ever seen. Understated like the profession of spying and subtle to the point of seduction this film doesn't fudge the issues surrounding the necessity for such a service to exist in modern Israel nor does it gloss over some of the hard facts when innocents become collateral damage. The acting, the sets, the writing are all first rate and it's probably one of the best reasons to watch this film. I guarantee you won't want it to end without finding out what happens to all the characters.


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France

Language:

French | English | Hebrew

Release Date:

1 June 1994 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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2.35 : 1
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