Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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By on December 6, 2011

Category: Thriller
All Genres: Thriller
Release Year: 2011
Country: France, UK, Germany
Runtime: 127
Rating: 7.7 (5)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital

  • How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?
  • The secret is out.
  • Trust no one. Suspect everyone.
  • The enemy is within.
  • At the height of the Cold War, only a master spy could be trusted to expose one of their own.

  • Writing by: John le Carré – novel
    Bridget O'Connor – screenplay
    Peter Straughan – screenplay

    Produced by: Tim Bevan – producer
    Liza Chasin – executive producer
    Eric Fellner – producer
    Alexandra Ferguson – co-producer
    Ron Halpern – executive producer
    Debra Hayward – executive producer
    John le Carré – executive producer
    Peter Morgan – executive producer
    Robyn Slovo – producer
    Alex Sutherland – line producer: Turkey
    Douglas Urbanski – executive producer

    Cast: Mark Strong – Jim Prideaux
    John Hurt – Control
    Zoltán Mucsi – Magyar
    Péter Kálloy Molnár – Hungarian Waiter
    Ilona Kassai – Woman in Window
    Imre Csuja – KGB Agent
    Gary Oldman – George Smiley
    Toby Jones – Percy Alleline
    David Dencik – Toby Esterhase
    Ciarán Hinds – Roy Bland
    Colin Firth – Bill Haydon

    Music: Alberto Iglesias
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    Plot Outline:

    In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

    Plot: In the early 1970s during the Cold War, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns after an operation in Budapest, Hungary goes badly wrong. It transpires that Control believed one of four senior figures in the service was in fact a Russian agent – a mole – and the Hungary operation was an attempt to identify which of them it was. Smiley had been forced into retirement by the departure of Control, but is asked by a senior government figure to investigate a story told to him by a rogue agent, Ricky Tarr, that there was a mole. Smiley considers that the failure of the Hungary operation and the continuing success of Operation Witchcraft (an apparent source of significant Soviet intelligence) confirms this, and takes up the task of finding him. Through the efforts of Peter Guillam, Smiley obtains information that eventually leads him to Jim Prideaux, the agent at the heart of the Hungary fiasco. He is then able to put together the pieces of the puzzle, which lead him to the identity of the mole and the true intent of Operation Witchcraft.

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