The Mole Agent 2020 G

10.30AM Tue 6 Oct 2020 (1hr 29mins)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Maite Alberdi’s spy-thriller documentary is an exquisite tale of humanity’s desire for companionship, care and empathy, and a poignant reminder of the inevitability of ageing.

Charming 83-year-old Sergio Chamy is recruited as a mole agent by private eye Rómulo Aitken to investigate suspected abuse and theft in a Chilean nursing home. Intrigued by this opportunity to distract himself after losing his wife, Sergio embarks on an unlikely adventure armed with camera-embedded spy gizmos and clumsy code words. In a beguiling twist, Sergio begins to forge deepening connections with the residents and finds himself crowned king of the nursing home. After its Clouseau-esque opening, The Mole Agent become a meditative exploration of unrequited love, loneliness and companionship, with a playful energy and emotional authenticity.

Australian Premiere

CREDITS

89 MINUTES, CHILE, SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MAITE ALBERDI / CAST: RÓMULO AITKEN, SERGIO CHAMY, MARTA OLIVARES, BERTA URETA / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT