The Mole Agent
The spy movie you never knew you needed, heart-warming Chilean documentary The Mole Agent sees cluey 83-year-old widower Sergio go undercover in an aged care home. When a family suspects their mother is being mistreated by the nurses in her retirement facility, they hire a private investigator to delve deeper. Interviewing a host of potential undercover agents, they decide upon the kind-hearted and sharp-eyed widower Sergio for the role of the mole. Equipped with spy glasses, a camera pen and his smartphone, Sergio takes on his role with gusto, blending in so seamlessly he quickly becomes one of the most popular gentlemen in the home.
Why You Should See This Film
A brilliantly crafted blend of spy movie and observational documentary, Maite Alberdi’s film is full of humanity and heart. Nominated for multiple awards including Best Documentary Feature at the 2021 Oscars, it’s one of the must-see documentaries of the year.
- Year: 2020
- Rating: G
- Director: Maite Alberdi
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Language: Spanish with English subtitles