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Garbo: The Spy(Garbo: El espía)

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Spain · 2009
1h 28m
Director Edmon Roch
Starring Rupert Allason, José Antonio Escoriza, Aline Griffith, Juan Kreisler
Genre Documentary

Featuring interviews with historians and experts, this compelling documentary reconstructs the life of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent for the allies during WWII who helped change the course of history.

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The Hollywood Reporter by

A true-life tale of espionage so brazen and crucial to World War II's outcome one marvels that it isn't better known; but the documentary would likely work better as a feature film.


Slant Magazine by Glenn Heath Jr.

Using a whirlwind of archival footage, maps, and split screens, Edmon Roch conveys Juan Pujol Garcia's reign as Europe's premiere spy in a constantly fluid fashion, aesthetically mimicking his crafty and cagey nature.


Time Out by Keith Uhlich

The jarring juxtapositions only heighten the enigmatic air of the film's subject; even when he's right in front of us, he seems to be plotting his next wily act.


The New York Times by Rachel Saltz

Edmon Roch has a great story to tell in Garbo the Spy, and he recounts it with the flair of a Hollywood spy movie: "Garbo" is dramatic, entertaining, even funny in parts.

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