• Publication date: July 27, 2010

The Secret Agent

A Russian spy is coerced to arrange a terrorist attack in London.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

April 1, 2012 02:30 (KSA) ~ April 1, 2012 01:30 (CLT)

Bob Hoskins portrays Verloc, a pornographer who disguises his shop as an ordinary bookstore.  The job is lucrative, and allows him to support a wife and her developmentally challenged brother, Stevie (Christian Bale).  At night Verloc's establishment plays host to England's political dissidents, including anarchists.

 

The store owner moonlights as a spy for the Russian attaché, while simultaneously providing intelligence to London police.  His unorthodox, though stable life is made difficult when a Russian ambassador pressures Verloc to bomb the Greenwich Park Observatory.  

  Starring:

 

  • Bob Hoskins
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Gerard Depardieu