Langdon mentions "Conolly's Great Game", this is a reference to Arthur Conolly's term that he coined in reference to the struggle between the British and Russian Empires over control of Central Asia. See more »
This is actually a brilliant film, if you can forgive a few minor flaws. Kebbel plays 'Bobby' brilliantly and the key characters are all convincing; a tip of the hat to the absence of prima donna Hollywood stars there.
The accuracy and attention to detail in certain areas more than make up for the relative shortness of the film, for example how Bobby takes a quick visual check of the chamber on his rifle before moving from cover in between contacts in the main firefight scene. This scene gets the old adrenalin going a little, it is actually very similar to the street battle scene from 'Heat'; no music, just the sound of gunfire echoing in the streets.
The espionage element and the political scheming is portrayed smoothly, allowing the viewer to think for themselves and make up their own mind without going overboard on the conspiracy element. Whatever your views on whether or not this side of the plot is fictional, it's a film worth watching. The only difference between 'worth watching' and 'great film' is just a matter of budget and time really.
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