Film Screening 3rd August, 2021

Poster for The Mole Agent (El agente topo)

The Mole Agent (El agente topo) 

7:30 PM, 3rd August, 2021

  • G
  • 90 mins
  • 2020
  • Maite Alberdi

When a client suspects that her mother is being subjected to elder abuse at a Chilean retirement home, private investigator Rómulo sets out to recruit someone to infiltrate the community and investigate the claims.

That someone ends up being Sergio, a widower who is closer to 83 than 007. His charming demeanour sees him immediately welcomed by the residents (particularly the women), but he is far from adept at utilising the high-tech gadgetry that Rómulo equips him with. Despite his fumbled attempts to gather information, his mission soon ends up yielding real – and unexpected – results.

Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category this year, The Mole Agent starts off like a spy movie unlike any you’ve ever seen but eventually morphs into a poetic meditation on growing old. Much like Sergio himself, this film will infiltrate your heart.