THE MOLE AGENTDocumentaries
Maite Alberdi’s spy-thriller documentary is an exquisite tale of humanity’s desire for companionship, care and empathy, and a poignant reminder of the inevitability of ageing.
Charming 83-year-old Sergio Chamy is recruited as a mole agent by private eye Rómulo Aitken to investigate suspected abuse and theft in a Chilean nursing home. Intrigued by this opportunity to distract himself after losing his wife, Sergio embarks on an unlikely adventure armed with camera-embedded spy gizmos and clumsy code words. In a beguiling twist, Sergio begins to forge deepening connections with the residents and finds himself crowned king of the nursing home. After its Clouseau-esque opening, The Mole Agent become a meditative exploration of unrequited love, loneliness and companionship, with a playful energy and emotional authenticity.
|Language:||Spanish, with English subtitles|
|Cast:||Rómulo Aitken, Sergio Chamy, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta|