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The Secret Agent

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Original title
The Secret Agent
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Christopher Hampton (Novel: Joseph Conrad)
Music
Philip Glass
Cinematography
Denis Lenoir
Cast
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Producer
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre
Mystery | Spy Film. 19th Century
Movie Groups
Joseph Conrad Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to the London police, specifically Chief Inspector Heat. When the new Russian ambassador demands he prove his worth or lose his salary, Verloc sets off a tragic chain of events that involves his pretty young wife Winnie, her retarded brother Stevie, and a figure called the Professor, whose fascination with explosives and destruction makes him the person to call on when Verloc needs a bomb.
Awards
1996: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
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