Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
Against an animated backdrop, journalist Chloé Aeberhardt interviews female spies from the Cold War-era, angling to dispel myths that women rely on their femininity and sexuality to obtain essential intelligence and acts of political espionage.
In the 1970s, Geneviève was one of the first female analysts for French Intelligence (DST). She confirmed a list of Soviet diplomats suspected of hiding in France, which led to an important discovery that made history in more ways than one.
In 1989, Jonna Mendez and her husband were considered stars in the CIA. When an undercover CIA agent deep within the KGB was on the brink of exposure, Jonna and her husband were sent to the rescue and safely returned the agent to the states.
Just before her wedding, Ludmila learned a surprising secret, which turned out to be a catalyst for what was to come– her time as a KGB operative spent undercover in Argentina hunting former SS agents wanted for war crimes.
Yola recalls her time spent undercover managing a hotel for tourists that doubled as a safehouse for Ethiopian Jewish refugees stuck in a heated conflict between their home country and Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency.
Gabriele worked for one of the most effective intelligence agencies in history, the Republic of Germany’s STASI. She recalls her time of service and what motivated her to spy on her fellow citizens to uncover intelligence for the East.