The Mole Agent

The Mole Agent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director: Maite Alberdi. Cast: Sergio Chamy.

Ever since this troubled 2020 began, I’ve already watched more than 360 films and as it happens when the number is so high, most of them pass me through and they’re pretty much forgotten within a week. Some films are obviously indisputable masterpieces: the way they are told, filmed, put together, their music, their performances… Others are just terrible… And then there few (very few) which work on you in more subtle ways. There may not be “The Godfather” or “Casablanca”, but they leave you with something that almost changes the way you are and think about things.

That was the case for “The Mole Agent”, which unexpectedly came along and not only it touched me the way very few things have, but it somehow left something inside me that I will most likely carry for the rest of my life. This is a beautiful, heart-warming documentary sensitively talks about issues like old age, loneliness, family and companionship as it takes you inside a nursing home in Santiago (Chile), where an old man infiltrates so that it can spy on the staff and see if the patients are being treated properly. All this is only just the pretext for something a lot deeper.

It is a documentary but filmed with warmth and love like a feature film, to the point that at times I wondered: “is this really true?” (It is as a matter of fact, as I have been reading several articles about it). It is also hilarious: I found myself laughing more often than I did during most of comedies this year. It’s inspired, moving, uplifting, heart-breaking and one of the sweetest thing

I’ve seen in a time where we all really need not just beautiful stories but also things which make us think about our older friends.

I loved it and it is now on top of my favourite films of the year. I urge you to seek it out as soon as you can.

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