Director: MAITE ALBERDI
CHILE, USA, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN
Sergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. At least, he is offered the role of one after a casting session organized by Detective Romulo, a private investigator who needs a credible mole to infiltrate a retirement home. Romulo’s client, the concerned daughter of a resident, suspects her mother is being abused and hires him to find out what is really happening. However, Sergio is 83, not 007, and not an easy trainee when it comes to technology and spying techniques. But he is a keen student, looking for ways to distract himself after recently losing his wife. What could be a better distraction than some undercover spy action? While gathering intelligence, Sergio grows close to several residents and realizes that the menacing truth beneath the surface is not what anyone had suspected.
Maite Alberdi studied Film and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica de Chile. She is a writer-director which has developed a highly particular style that achieves an intimate portrayal of the characters she works with, through everyday stories in small-scale worlds. In IDFA 2011 she released her first feature «The Lifeguard». Her second film «Tea Time» won more than 12 international awards. Her third feature film «The Grown Ups» received 10 international awards. Maite works as a teacher of documentary at the Universidad Católica de Chile and is the co-author the book Documentary Film Theory in Chile 1957-1973. Since is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).