Spy Games (History Is Made At Night)


(out of 5)

Positively weird European spy comedy featuring  and  as intelligence operatives who are also lovers, their hot-and-cold relationship constantly getting in the way of doing their job well even in life-threatening situations. The film is completely unremarkable, but passes your time easily and has a charmingly diverting plot about the usual things this genre has to offer: stolen documents falling into enemy hands, red herring villains abounding everywhere, exotic locales (in this case, Northern Europe). Special ingredients include the oddest usage for a UPS code ever seen on film. European-made but filmed in English, this one was originally called History Is Made At Night when it traveled the film festival circuit.

Scala Productions, IMA Productions, Smile Entertainment, Helkon Media, Upstream Pictures

United Kingdom/France/Germany/Finland, 1999

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by Patrick Amos

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1999


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