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Cast

Credited cast:
Iain Glen ... Richard Sorge
Masahiro Motoki ... Hidemi Ozaki
Kippei Shîna ... Mitsusada Yoshikawa
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ... Tokko T
Toshiya Nagasawa Toshiya Nagasawa ... Miyagi
Riona Hazuki Riona Hazuki ... Hanako Miyake
Koyuki ... Yoshiko Yamazaki
Yui Natsukawa Yui Natsukawa ... Hideko Ozaki
Takaaki Enoki Takaaki Enoki ... Duke Fumimaro Konoye
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Duke Kinmochi Sai-onji
Shima Iwashita ... Mrs. Konoe
Ulrich Mühe ... Eugen Ott
Karen Friesicke Karen Friesicke ... Helma Ott
Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ... Max Klausen (as Wolfgang Zechmayer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Baldwin Robert Baldwin
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Country:

Japan | Germany

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 June 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Sorge - Spion aus Leidenschaft See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

JPY 2,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$285,697 (Japan), 13 June 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Excellent movie about WW-II, communism and espionage
26 June 2003 | by ivan_melendezSee all my reviews

Just before WW-II and while it is developed the world is suffering many changes, between them the imperialist thoughts of Japanese people and the Communist actions taken by the Russians.

One day all of the sudden out in China Hidemi Osaki, a columnist for the Asahi Newspaper in Japan meets with Mr. Johnson (later known as Sorge) they both have something in common, they are very attracted to the ideals of communism and against the imperialist ideals of Japan.

Sorge being a Russian spy finds Osaki very helpful since he has access to all the information regarding the military strategies of Japan. But as the war advances the Japanese menace on Russian territory becomes very dangerous so Sorge is sent to Japan as a German columnist, there he is supposed to meet with other foreigners and a Japanese that is in the side of the American Government.

In Japan Sorge handles to find Osaki and makes a team who tries to prevent the advance of Japanese troops by means of sending information to the allies.

As time goes on, each member of the team finds its own place in the Japanese territory, its a story of love, loyalty, a little bit of action but the most attractive part of the movie is the historical content witch is very very complete.


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