Plot & Details
In this Cold War espionage-thriller, adapted from the novel of John Le Carre, two veteran British intelligence operatives, Leclerc (Ralph Richardson) and Haldane (Paul Rogers), recruit a young Polish defector (Christopher Jones) to check on some missiles in East Germany. Avery (Anthony Hopkins) is the British agent assigned to help him to cross the East German border. Once behind the Iron Curtain, the recruit meets a sympathetic German girl (Pia Degermark) who tries to help him to evade the East German secret police and to complete his assignment.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/17/2005
- DVD Release Date: 12/09/2003
- Director(s): Frank Pierson
- Starring: Christopher Jones , Pia Degermark , Ralph Richardson , Paul Rogers , Anthony Hopkins
- Themes: Totalitarian States,Political Corruption,Behind the Iron Curtain
- Tone: Downbeat,Talky,Wry,Deliberate,Bleak,Grim
- Keywords: defector,espionage,political-intrigue,refugee,weapons
- Language: English