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Garbo: El espía (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,563Details
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Juan Pujol Garcia, self-made double agent, is the only person to have been decorated by both the Allies and the Axis for service during World War II. The man whom British intelligence code-named Garbo and Germans dubbed Arabel, fed false information to the Nazis and fabricated a network of phantom agents across Europe, while residing in the relative comfort of Lisbon himself. In this documentary thriller, director Edmon Roch interweaves fragments of propaganda footage, interviews with key players in Pujol’s life, and clips from Hollywood films to conjure forgotten and living memories, heroes and spies, secrets and lies.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
85% - Fresh
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features, released as Garbo: The Spy
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: War, Biography, Secret Identity, World War II, Double Agent, Secret Agent
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ikiru Films, Centuria Films, Colose, Spanish Television TVE, TVC
Production Countries: Spain


Nigel West    Himself
Mark Seaman    Himself
Xavier Vinader    Himself
Aline Griffith    Herself
Juan Pujol    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Edmon Roch
Producer    Edmon Roch
Screenwriter    Isaki Lacuesta
Screenwriter    Maria Hervera
Director of Photography    Bet Rourich
Director of Photography    Gabriel Guerra
Director of Photography    Joachin Bergamin
Editor    Alexander Adams
Original Music    Fernando Velazquez
Producer    Sandra Hermida
Producer    Belen Bermuy
Associate Producer    Victoria Borras
Associate Producer    Alexander Adams
Associate Producer    Patricia Ruiz
Sound Designer    Oriol Tarrago
Visual Effects    Lluis Castells
Music Supervisor    Alexander Adams

Per Theater Chart: Ascent of The Descendants

November 23rd, 2011

There were only two films that were able to crack the $10,000 club this weekend, but they were both huge hits. The Descendants opened with more than $1 million in 29 theaters, for an average of $41,038. Add in the film's reviews and its Awards Season buzz and there's little doubt that the film will expand wide. Speaking of wide, the only other film in the $10,000 club was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The overall box office leader took in $138 million in 4,061 theaters, for an average of $34,012. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/18 76 $5,593   1 $5,593   $5,593 3
2011/11/25 74 $5,000 -11% 2 $2,500   $12,677 10
2011/12/09 91 $1,580   2 $790   $16,010 24
2011/12/30 66 $2,711   2 $1,356   $22,233 45
2012/01/06 77 $2,334 -14% 2 $1,167   $24,567 52
2012/01/13 87 $1,051 -55% 2 $526   $26,838 59
2012/01/20 98 $128 -88% 1 $128   $27,603 66
2012/01/27 88 $592 +363% 2 $296   $28,195 73

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