Triple Agent
Triple Agent (2003)

Eric Rohmer, the globally-celebrated auteur behind Claire's Knee and Ma nuit chez Maud, helms Triple Agent, a riveting political drama set in 1930s France. The story is based on the historical account of Fyodor Serge Renko, a Russian… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

If Triple Agent is an impressive docudrama, it lacks the warmth and flow of this filmmaker's best, earlier movies.

Jamie Russell

Focusing in on Fyodor and Arsinoé, Rohmer manoeuvres the espionage theme through sitting room and bedroom, distilling the tumultuous events of 20th century history into an intimate drama about the psychology of trust and deceit.

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Joshua Tanzer

I should share one helpful tip for staying awake through the whole two-hour exercise - sit in front of someone who snores. It worked for me.

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Empire Magazine

A treat for lovers of political (and personal) intrigue and intricate, dialogue driven stories, this is a great piece of work.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Rohmer has somehow created a spy thriller without a single thrill--the entire film consists of heavily overwritten political dialog.

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

Rohmer's dialogues are in peak form, always building in their back-and-forth volleys to spine-tingling epiphanies.

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Doug Cummings

In some ways, it's a refreshing corrective to Rohmer's previous work, a movie about the dangers of political naiveté despite the relative comforts of art and love.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Triple Agent is another psychologically rich drama by Eric Rohmer, the French master of morally nuanced films

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