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The Patriots (1994)

Les patriotes (original title)
At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Rochant

Writer:

Eric Rochant (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvan Attal ... Ariel Brenner
Richard Masur ... Jeremy Pelman
Allen Garfield ... Eagleman
Yossi Banai ... Yossi
Nancy Allen ... Catherine Pelman
Maurice Bénichou ... Yuri
Emmanuelle Devos ... Rachel
Hippolyte Girardot ... Daniel
Moshe Ivgy ... Oron
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Marie-Claude
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Bill Haydon
Christine Pascal ... Laurence
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Remy Prieur
Dan Toren ... Ran Ostrovitch
Yigal Adika ... Guard
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Storyline

At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal secrets from Remy Prieur, a French atomic scientist... We will assist to the methods, the manipulations, the abuses, the machiavellism, the doubts of secret agents. Written by Yepok

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Manipulation is our job.

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Thriller

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Hebrew

Release Date:

1 June 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In first 10 minutes, when brother & sister sit down to celebrate, Attal peels off the champagne aluminum bottle cork cover. Next shot and angle show the cork cover still on the bottle. See more »

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Featured in En bonne intelligence (2010) See more »

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Asturias
Written by Isaac Albéniz
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Excellent and powerful
18 February 2005 | by taits-1See all my reviews

This movie can serve as a gold standard for the spy-movie genre. It depicts in unglamorous ways, the life, the torment and catharsis of an intelligence officer. The cast is superb, but it's really director (Rochant) and lead actor (Attal) who are making the powerful and excellent case of what does it mean to work for the state. This case done in subtle tones(Yvan Attal's character rarely speaks), in demonstrating the complex political situation Israel finds itself in constraint manner, and by introducing such a vivid female character, that the viewer (at least male's half) can understand the inner battle of Mossad's officer soul


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