The Mole Agent


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Apr 17 1:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Apr 18 1:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Apr 20 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Apr 21 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:84 minutes
Production Country:Chile
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maite Alberdi


“The Mole Agent” is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars.

Sergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. At least, he is offered the role of one after a casting session organized by Detective Romulo, a private investigator who needs a credible mole to infiltrate a retirement home. Romulo’s client, the concerned daughter of a resident, suspects her mother is being abused and hires him to find out what is really happening.

However, Sergio is 83, not 007, and not an easy trainee when it comes to technology and spying techniques. But he is a keen student, looking for ways to distract himself after recently losing his wife. What could be a better distraction than some undercover spy action? While gathering intelligence, Sergio grows close to several residents and realizes that the menacing truth beneath the surface is not what anyone had suspected.

“The Mole Agent” is a stylish combination of an observational documentary and a spy movie, with sleek camerawork and wonderfully watchable characters. It’s a unique meditation on compassion and loneliness that will infiltrate your heart and never let go.