From Russia With Love Poster

Release Date: March 13th, 1995

DVD Release Date: December 3rd, 1997

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.

Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Pedro Armendáriz, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell

Director: Terence Young

Genres: Action

Production Co: Danjaq Productions, Eon Productions Ltd.

Keywords: Pursuit, London, Love, Rivalry, 1960s, Rescue, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

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  • From Russia with Love is among the most tightly-plotted of all the Bond films, and, as a result, is one of the shortest. It moves briskly, blending intrigue, romance, and action into an immensely satisfying whole. show more

  • Despite its occasional shortcomings, From Russia with Love is still a terrific Bond entry. There's true chemistry between Connery's 007 and Armendariz's Kerim Bey, and it is all the more remarkable when considering that the Mexican actor was in great pain and living his final days while the shooting took place. His character's eventual fate is among the few in the Bonds to have a real emotional impact. show more

  • It may seem grainy and fusty compared to the all-action tongue-in-cheek spectaculars that came later, but it's the Bond closest to my heart. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner British Cinematography: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)