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Joy Division (2006)

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A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.


Reg Traviss


Rosemary Mason (additional writer), Reg Traviss





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Stoppard ... Thomas (older)
Tom Schilling ... Thomas (younger)
Bernadette Heerwagen ... Melanie
Bernard Hill ... Dennis
Lea Mornar ... Astrid
Michelle Gayle ... Yvonne
Sean Chapman ... Harris
Sybille Gebhardt ... Stephanie
Bernard Kay ... Bothringaye
Suzanne von Borsody ... Mother
Ricci Harnett ... Sgt Harry Stone
Levente Törköly Levente Törköly ... Soviet Captain
Marlon Kittel ... Max
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... Grandpa
Gyula Benedek Gyula Benedek ... Krivosheyev


In 1944, 14-year-old Thomas is convoked to fight in the German Army. He survives, but his town is destroyed, his family dies in a bombing and his sweetheart Melanie is raped and murdered by the Russian Army. A Commissar brings the orphan Thomas to Soviet Union, and he is sent to the military school. Years later, Thomas becomes an agent of KGB and in 1962, during the Cold War, he is assigned to work in London. Living with ghosts from the past in constant fear and paranoia, he meets the black Londoner Yvonne, who gives him the strength of joy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The past is a place you cannot escape


Drama | War


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Thomas: [Young Thomas sees Melanie walking through the park. He runs from the football game to catch her up. She is reading an American comic book] What's that - can I see it ?
[she passes the comic to him, he flicks through the pages in awe]
Melanie: Hans Schaffer sent it to me. He swapped a pack of cigarettes for it with an American prisoner he caught.
Thomas: [flicking through the pages] This is fantastic! Can I borrow it ?
Melanie: [she takes the comic back] No, but you may have it - so long as you have something to swap for it!
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Well worth seeing!
5 March 2015 | by MrOllieSee all my reviews

I just happened to notice that this film was about to start on "Movies4Men" TV Channel, so I decided to give it a try. I am glad that I did. I really enjoyed this movie about a young German who arrives in London in 1962 as a Russian spy. The film shows in various flashbacks how this young man had ended up in the situation he is now in. The battle scenes of Russian soldiers fighting in the rubble of Berlin against the remnants of German resistance is well handled and the brutality by some of these soldiers against one young girl in particular, is realistic. As an espionage fan I also liked the spy element as well, with some good background 1960's Shadows music. It is well worth seeing should you get the chance to do so.

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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Agent - Zwischen gut und böse See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »


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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital


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