The Mole Agent

El agente topo

When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83 year-old man who becomes a new resident – and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents. A stylish combination of an observational documentary and a spy movie, with sleek camerawork and wonderfully watchable characters; a unique meditation on compassion and loneliness that will infiltrate your heart and never let go.

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Direction: Maite Alberdi
Script: Maite Alberdi
Cinematography: Pablo Valdés
Editing: Carolina Siraqyan
Music: Vincent van Warmerdam
Production: Micromundo
Producers: Marcela Santibáñez
Co-producers: Ingmar Trost, Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Marisa Fernandez Armenteros, María del Puy Alvarado
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Chile, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 90'
Contact: Dogwoof
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award (Best European Film) – San Sebastián IFF

Maite Alberdi


2011 The Lifeguard
2014 Tea Time
2016 I Αm Νot from Here (short)
2016 Los Ninos | The Grown-Ups
2020 El agente topo | The Mole Agent