THE MOLE AGENT

Documentaries
Director: Maite Alberdi 2020 89 Minutes G
THE MOLE AGENT Sun 04 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 05:45pm 89mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
THE MOLE AGENT Tue 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 89mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
THE MOLE AGENT Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:15pm 89mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket

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.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:G
Country:Chile
Language:Spanish, with English subtitles
Director:Maite Alberdi
Producer:Marcela Santibañez
Cast:Rómulo Aitken, Sergio Chamy, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta
Script:Maite Alberdi
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment