Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Overview:

Recently-retired MI6 agent, George Smiley is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service until a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service. Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage, tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country. Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, skilled and successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.

Votes 831 (6.6/10)

Runtime: 127 minutes

Release Date 2011-09-16

Budget: $30,000,000.00

Website: Link

Tagline: How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?

Production company:

  • StudioCanal
  • Kinowelt Filmproduktion
  • Canal+
  • CinéCinéma
  • Working Title Films
  • Karla Films

Production country:

  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Mystery

Trailer

Further Information

Control
John Hurt
John Hurt
George Smiley
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Connie Sachs
Kathy Burke
Kathy Burke
Peter Guillam
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
Bill Haydon
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Jim Prideaux
Mark Strong
Mark Strong
Percy Alleline
Toby Jones
Toby Jones
Jerry Westerby
Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham
Roy Bland
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
Oliver Lacon
Simon McBurney
Simon McBurney
Toby Esterhase
David Dencik
David Dencik
Ricki Tarr
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
Irina
Svetlana Khodchenkova
Svetlana Khodchenkova
Bryant
Arthur Nightingale
Arthur Nightingale
Magyar
Mucsi Zoltán
Mucsi Zoltán
Belinda
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Sal
Laura Carmichael
Laura Carmichael
Polyakov
Konstantin Khabenskiy
Konstantin Khabenskiy
Woman in Window
Ilona Kassai
Ilona Kassai
KGB Agent
Imre Csuja
Imre Csuja
Hungarian Waiter
Péter Kálloy Molnár
Péter Kálloy Molnár
Fawn
Peter O'Connor
Peter O'Connor
Mendel
Roger Lloyd Pack
Roger Lloyd Pack
Minister
Stuart Graham
Stuart Graham
Kaspart
Jamie Thomas King
Jamie Thomas King
Tufty Thesinger
Philip Martin Brown
Philip Martin Brown
Mackelvore
Christian McKay
Christian McKay
Guillam's Boyfriend
Rupert Procter
Rupert Procter
Mrs McCraig
Linda Marlowe
Linda Marlowe
Karla (Voice)
Michael Sarne
Michael Sarne
Ann Smiley
Katrina Vasilieva
Katrina Vasilieva
Director
Tomas Alfredson
Tomas Alfredson
Novel
John le Carré
John le Carré
Screenplay
Peter Straughan
Peter Straughan
Screenplay
Bridget O'Connor
Bridget O'Connor
Producer
Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
Producer
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
Producer
Robyn Slovo
Robyn Slovo
Director of Photography
Hoyte van Hoytema
Hoyte van Hoytema
Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran
Jacqueline Durran
Casting
Jina Jay
Jina Jay
Editor
Dino Jonsäter
Dino Jonsäter
Production Design
Maria Djurkovic
Maria Djurkovic
Art Direction
Pilar Foy
Pilar Foy
Set Decoration
Tatiana MacDonald
Tatiana MacDonald
Costume Supervisor
Dan Grace
Dan Grace
Supervising Art Director
Mark Raggett
Mark Raggett
Supervising Art Director
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
Script Supervisor
Libbie Barr
Libbie Barr
Music Supervisor
Nick Angel
Nick Angel
Original Music Composer
Alberto Iglesias
Alberto Iglesias

Kenneth Axel Carlsson

The russians have placed a mole within the Circus (who is the british intelligence service, by the way). George Smiley (Gary Oldman), having been fired from the Circus, has now been rehired (secretly) to find the mole. He assembles his small team and begins to look into the matters. The possibilities are plenty, Percy (Toby Jones), Esterhase (David Dencik), Roy Bland (Ciaran Hinds) and Bill Haydon (Colin Firth). His old friend, Control (John Hurt), even suspected George himself of being the mole. This movie is directed by a personal favorite of mine, Tomas Alfredson, who also created the vampire movie, _Let the Right One In_ (Lad den rette komme ind), as well as the amazing, _Four Shades of Brown_ (fire nuancer af brun). He is a master of creating a dark and mysterious atmosphere, and does exactly that in this movie. The pace is slow, the music is scarce and the colours are old and faded, perfect for a spy movie such as this. Watching this movie is like watching a puzzle being carefully put together in front of you. It takes time to get it just right, and you have to look carefully at all the pieces. Good things takes time, and this movie understands that. The viewer has to watch carefully, because it constantly goes from the present and into the past. People who have died, are resurrected in the memories of the past, to help us construct the final image. _Last words... this movie will not appeal to everyone, it requires the viewer to be active, watch carefully, and to appreciate the slow narrative. I will gladly admit that I have tried watching this movie three times before I finally succeeded in watching all of it. I am not normally a fan of these sort of movies, but I can always appreciate spectacular acting, and the craftmanship of a truly great director, and so, this movie becomes so much more than just a spy movie. It becomes a movie about people living on the edge of a war, trying to survive, trying to find the one threat that might break down the wall and destroy the british empire._

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