• The Agent

    The Agent

The Agent

a film by Rudolph Herzog

The Agent

Germany | 2012 | 52:00 min

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A critically acclaimed film about the notorious double agent and nuclear spy Werner Stiller who duped the ‘Stasi’ (East Germany's secret police) by betraying his secrets to the CIA and BND. Risking his life, he burgled the Stasi headquarters and fled to the West. The CIA changed his identity and the former mole became a millionaire stockbroker at Goldman Sachs. Contains interviews with people he helped, and with others who he double-crossed. Stiller's life is a roller-coaster ride full of peril, sex and betrayal. So this isn't just an inside view East Germany's secretive foreign intelligence unit, but also of a man who has had ups and downs on an unimaginable scale.
‘retraces an extraordinary trajectory that took (Stiller) from a small village in Thuringia to the heart of the CIA.’ (Paris Match)
‘Rudolph Herzog's documentary offers deep insights into the world of East-West espionage with all its turmoils.’ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
Cast and Crew
  • Director Rudolph Herzog
  • Screenwriter Rudolph Herzog
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