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 ... See full summary »
A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »
According to website Wikipedia, "the Cambridge Spy Ring was a ring of spies recruited in part by Soviet scout Arnold Deutsch in the United Kingdom, who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and was active at least into the early 1950s. Four members of the ring were originally identified: Kim Philby (cryptonym: Stanley), Donald Duart Maclean (cryptonym: Homer), Guy Burgess (cryptonym: Hicks) and Anthony Blunt (cryptonyms: Tony, Johnson). Once jointly known as the Cambridge Four and later as the Cambridge Five, the number increased as more evidence came to light." See more »
An exterior shot in Cambridge prominently features black-and-gold pedestrian signposts that did not appear in English cities until several decades later. See more »
Listen. Babies are dying in this country because they are not fed properly. Old men and women die alone and without dignity. Why? Because they're poor. That's all. Because they're poor. I hate it. I hate it with all my being and I would do anything to change it, anything. Personal feelings, small indignities, they have to put aside. It's hard. Sometimes it's very hard. But it has to be. And I know you feel the same.
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When you see a title like this, you expect secrets, conspirations, tension, etc. Especially if it's about the famous Cambridge Four. What you get instead is love, friendship, tears, gay love, drama, complete historical inaccuracy and sheer boredom. It focuses on all the wrong aspects. And it portrays the Cambridge Four as insecure kids instead of cunning master spies. Also the part when Kim Philby travels to Vienna couldn't be more ridiculous. It portrays Litzi Friedman as a petty thief (and still expects the viewer's sympathy towards her). And it portrays Vienna in 1934 like Berlin 10 years later. Roadblocks on every corner with soldiers asking for papers? Jews must hide and if found they get executed on the spot along with their helpers? In Vienna, in 1934? ARE THEY F*-ING SERIOUS?!!! Hitler just rose to power, Jews were largely unharmed yet even in Germany, and Austria was still independent for a long time.
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