Monica Bellucci II


I won’t deny that the main reason I checked out Agents secrets tonight was that I was curious to see more of Monica Bellucci after Malèna.

This 2004 French-language movie, directed by Frédéric Schoendoerffer, turned out to be a taut, no-nonsense spy film very unlike typical Hollywood fare in its realism and cold calmness.

It leaves you with an overall feeling of melancholy and surprises with a tale of loyalty and love in an environment of calculating cynicism.

Bellucci is beautiful as usual but doesn’t get much of a chance for bandwidth in a role marked by disillusionment with her secret agent profession.

A thriller that is more on the somber side than action-packed. Quite recommendable.


About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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