Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tomas Alfredson Feature film - 2011 - 127 min.
Sixteen plus
Foul language

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In the 1970s, the Cold War is at its peak. The British MI6 intelligence service has evidence suggesting one of their best spies works for the Russians. Espionage veteran George Smiley, who was previously reluctantly pensioned off, is called in to investigate who is the mole in this stylish John le Carré adaptation, shot in subdued tones. The film is not only an ingenious thriller, but also offers a glimpse into the oppressive retro world of the secret service. Suspicion, paranoia and lonely old men in grey suits.


Director(s) Tomas Alfredson
Script Bridget O'Connor
Peter Straughan
Producer(s) Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Robyn Slovo
Production Company
Karla Films
Paradis Films
Kinowelt Filmproduktion
Working Title Films
Director of Photography
Hoyte van Hoytema
Production Design
Maria Djurkovic
Dino Jonsäter
Production Country
United Kingdom, Germany, France