The beautiful car in The Puppeteer is a classic, but it exists in a different reality than the woman standing in the foreground. Notice that the car is only a picture on a poster. Does that mean the woman in red is real? Remember that in espionage, truth and trickery are kissing cousins. At upper left is a third figure—a handler who is orchestrating events to show us only what he wants us to see. All three figures exist in different realities, places, and times. For a trained spy, such trickery is surprisingly easy to accomplish.