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The Man Nobody Knew

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Carl Colby delves into the life of his father, former CIA director William Colby, and the history of the organization involved in intelligence gathering.

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Genres: Documentary

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  • The Man Nobody Knew is packed with knowledge of another sort. It amounts to an absorbing, sometimes appalling course in how U.S. foreign policy evolved and functioned following World War II. show more

  • At once a deeply personal film and an important historical document, The Man Nobody Knew leaves us with an incomplete portrait of a man. Did Colby have a moral core? Did he know what was truth, and what was a lie? Did he sanction assassination plots? Did he love his family? Was he even capable of love? show more

  • Carl Colby's deeply felt exploration of his father's life and career is as emotionally, as it is historically, intriguing, even if the filmmaker ultimately admits that he's never quite able to get to the bottom of his subject's enigmatic personality. show more

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