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A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.



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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
... Eva Delectorskaya
... Lucas Romer
... Ruth Gilmartin
... Lord Romer
... Sally Gilmartin
... Sylvia Rhys Meyers
... Morris Devereux
... Mason Harding
Bernhard Schir ... Bobby von Arnim
... Karl-Heinz
... Alfie Blytheswood
... Angus Woolf
... Gerald Laird
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marius Botha ... Dutch Agent
David Butler ... Keegan-Vale


1976:- Ruth Gilmartin visits her mother Sally in rural Cambridgeshire and is amazed to learn she is a Russian refugee born Eva Delectorskaya, recruited as a spy by the British in 1939. After narrowly escaping death in the Netherlands Eva is sent to America to seduce the married Mason Harding, an adviser to the president, to find out if the Americans intend joining the war, a mission she successfully accomplishes. However a second assignment is to supply a map to American agents supposedly outlining a planned German invasion of the States but Eva spots errors in the map, informing her spy master and lover Lucas Romer and other colleagues. Though the map fools the president Eva survives an attempt to kill her and, as her fellow spies die one by one,is convinced she was betrayed. Even in the 1970s, years after the event, she believes her life is in danger and shocks Ruth by buying a shotgun for her protection. She gets Ruth to contact Romer, posing as a journalist interested in wartime ... Written by comma space

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Release Date:

15 May 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A múlt árnyékában  »

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(2 parts)

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Young Eva (Hayley Atwell) has dark brown eyes. Old Eva/Sally Gilmartin (Charlott Rampling) has green eyes. See more »


Featured in 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) See more »

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As Good As It Gets
22 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I just stumbled across this film on iTunes on a lazy Sunday, and have been jumping for joy! I love "thinking" spy thrillers--films like The Ipcress Files, Funeral In Berlin, The Night Manager, Homeland, and even Turn: Washington's Spies--and Restless ranks right up there with the best. The plot is intelligent without being too complex, the directing was spot-on (I particularly liked the cutting back-and-forth between time periods at the end of the first part of this two-part mini), and the period clothes, cars and interiors are right up there with The Man in the High Castle. Oh and the acting by this cast of Brits, should make U.S. actors want to go back to school. And I can't say enough about Hayley Atwell's performance: incredible! Plus, with her generous curves, she was made for 1940s films. All around excellent film. Find it on DVD or iTunes and watch it--and then watch it again. You won't be disappointed.

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