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Triple agent (2004)

France, 1936-37. The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is ... See full summary »

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Éric Rohmer

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Éric Rohmer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katerina Didaskalou Katerina Didaskalou ... Arsinoé
Serge Renko Serge Renko ... Fiodor
Cyrielle Clair ... Maguy
Grigori Manoukov Grigori Manoukov ... Boris
Dimitri Rafalsky Dimitri Rafalsky ... Gen. Dobrinsky
Nathalia Krougly Nathalia Krougly ... La Générale
Amanda Langlet ... Janine
Jeanne Rambur Jeanne Rambur ... Dany
Emmanuel Salinger Emmanuel Salinger ... André
Vitalyi Cheremet Vitalyi Cheremet ... Alexis Tcherepnine
Bernard Peysson Bernard Peysson ... Le médecin
Laurent Le Doyen Laurent Le Doyen ... Le journaliste
Emilie Fourrier Emilie Fourrier ... L'aide-couturière
Alexandre Koltchak Alexandre Koltchak ... Planton
Vladimir Léon Vladimir Léon ... Tchernov
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France, 1936-37. The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace the aging Général Dobrinsky soon. Fiodor's Greek wife, Arsinoé, paints and stays away from politics, befriending Communist neighbors. Her health declines; the attentive Fiodor arranges care and, against the backdrop of Stalin's Great Purge, considers his options. He plays a chess game in which love of country, love of Arsinoé, ideology, petty jealousies, and the machinations of power roil in matters of life and death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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17 March 2004 (France) See more »

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Chanson des jeunes Travailleurs
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich (as Dimitri Chostakovitch)
Lyrics by Jeanne Perret
Performed by La Chorale Populaire de Paris
© Editions La Chant du Monde
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Rohmer does a spy film - but not the kind you expect
7 October 2006 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

Eric Rohmer makes a spy film – though as one critic puts it, that doesn't make him likely to be a front runner to direct the next James Bond movie. Set on 1936, under the shadow of the Popular Front victory in France's elections, and based on the real life case of Russian spy Nikolai Skoblin, the movie is mostly about people in closed rooms chatting about politics. But most of the talk seems intelligent and engaging (by the way, the movie follows the real case closely, if you believe the Wikipedia article about Skoblin). The actors are fine, as usual in Rohmer films – Renko is slippery as the titular spy, and Langlet seems lovely as its naive communist neighbor. Now the Popular Front victory of the time probably means next to nothing to most people today – but it was probably a life moving experience for Rohmer – who was 16 at that time. In a way, this film is about Rohmer again settling scores against the French left, though thankfully, his conservative politics aren't as overbearing as in "The Lady and the Duke".


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