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The Patriots (1994)

Les patriotes (original title)
TV-MA | | Thriller | 1 June 1994 (France)
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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France

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French | English | Hebrew

Release Date:

1 June 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Uncredited top 10 world spy movie
2 December 2006 | by arsenickSee all my reviews

When I first watched it, in 1994, in a small french city movie theatre, I shouted: "F...! What a movie!". But days, weeks and months after, no one seemed to think like me. The critics I read were all bad (Then I started to cancel my subscription to a famous french movie magazine)and condemned this movie to death. However, I had seen it three times on screen. This movie is for me of the same blood as the spy movies from the 70's, where spies were not heroes any more, but particles of giant machines, and desperate men, seeing other people apart. "The days of the Condor", "Scorpio", "la 7eme cible" etc. were that kind of movies. with "Les Patriotes", Eric Rochant took his time (24 weeks of shooting)and his producers hired a tough cast (Richard Masur, Nancy Allen, Yossi Banai)to support local actors and a wonderful Yvan Attal who acted perfectly the young, experienceless, and tormented french Jewish spy who went to Israel by love in order to serve and protect his new home. But unfortunately, dreams are not reality... and protecting a country is not as rewarding as it seemed in James Bond movies. This movie is also worth to be seen because of the interest of Israel's concerns, the realistic (and dispassionate) way it is depicted. But the main topic is neither Israel, nor the Mossad, but being a spy and doing wrong to make good.


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