Why watch this film?
Signed by Chilean filmmaker Maite Alberdi, director of feature films such as 'La Once' and 'The Grown-Ups' (for which she was awarded at the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival, the world's largest dedicated to the genre). This is where the great power of 'El agente topo' lies, as although it presents itself as a mystery fiction, it blurs the boundaries of that genre with documentary, resulting in the genius of a spy movie with revealing and emotional moments about the life of the elderly, full of cuteness and a fantastic sense of adventure. The film was selected at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, awarded at the San Sebastian Festival of the same year, and nominated for an Oscar for Documentary.
An 83-year-old man poses as a resident in a Chilean nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse.
Where to watch?
Available at home