did you recognize this unexpected star who makes an appearance in the film?

Released in 2012, The mole is broadcast this Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 8:55 p.m. on Arte. The opportunity to immerse yourself in this spy film directed by Tomas Alfredson, with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy or even Benedict Cumberbatch… and a distinguished guest.

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Essential British actor, Gary Oldman has distinguished himself in many classics such as Leon and The fifth Element of Luc Besson, jfk ofOliver Stonethe adaptation of Dracula of Francis Ford Coppola, or even the trilogy Batman of Christopher Nolanand Harry Potter (where he interprets the roles of Sirius Black and James Gordon). Known for his incredible physical transformations, Gary Oldman was nominated for the Oscar for best actor in 2012 for his role in The mole, broadcast this November 23 at 8:55 p.m. on Arte. A film which, in addition to its five-star cast, has a little surprise in store.

The mole : a hero inspired by a true story

The film is based on a novel by the British John Le Carre (real name David John Moore Cornwell) titled Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, published in 1974. The author having himself been a secret agent during the Cold War, he drew on his own experience to construct the character of George Smiley, played by Gary Oldman. The mole is then the first part of a trilogy dedicated to this spy character. John Le Carre wrote, throughout his career, about twenty novels, all in the same style. However, its heroes are nothing like the famous James Bond. Because its characters are more complex and the action is not at the center of its intrigues.

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The mole : the little wink of eye slipped into the movie

To notice it, you have to be attentive. John Le Carre indeed makes a short appearance in the film, slipping then under the features of a guest of a lightly alcoholic party. The role is very brief, but this wink marks his approval for the feature film, which knew how to highlight his universe and relay what he wanted to tell by writing the novel. The film indeed seeks to pay homage and bring to life the special atmosphere of the secret services: the essential issue is information, and the personalities who evolve there.

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