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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends past days, discovering that the clues lead to a high person in the Russian Secret service, and a secret important enough to kill for. Smiley continues to put together the pieces a step ahead or a step behind the Russian killers. Written by
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I'm afraid Vladi's disappeared for good, William. It's in the papers. He's been shot dead. The police will want to ask you questions. I have to hear what happened and tell you how to answer them.
Bozhémoy! For the others, I give nothing. For Vladi, everything. I love this man. After the death of my father, Vladi become father to me. Sometimes I even say him, "my father". Not "Uncle". "Father".
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The opening credits feature a set of wooden planks, on which yellow chalk marks (the secret signal used by the spies) are scrawled. See more »
I have to say I loved this and it got better as the story unravelled. This was something that is all too rare now - a story which takes it's time and teats the viewer as an adult (a great antidote for all the Hollywood contrived happy endings that make me bilious just to think of them). I love the fact that we didn't have a clue what was going on til almost half weay through, I loved the fact that we didn't need every small detail explained ad nausium, but most of all I loved the fact you had to pay attention, listen and think for a change. Guinness was his usual flawless self and wonderfully under-stated, but I must admit to getting twinges of Deadringers in the car showroom every now and then. And to those who did not understand Barry Fosters over-the-top portrayal of Saul Enderby - that was the point he was meant to be a thoroughly tasteless David Brent character, right down to his Eton tie.
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