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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.

Director:

Edward Hall

Writer:

William Boyd (by)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hayley Atwell ... Eva Delectorskaya
Rufus Sewell ... Lucas Romer
Michelle Dockery ... Ruth Gilmartin
Michael Gambon ... Lord Romer
Charlotte Rampling ... Sally Gilmartin
Thekla Reuten ... Sylvia Rhys Meyers
Adrian Scarborough ... Morris Devereux
Bertie Carvel ... Mason Harding
Bernhard Schir Bernhard Schir ... Bobby von Arnim
Alexander Fehling ... Karl-Heinz
Kevin Guthrie ... Alfie Blytheswood
Tom Brooke ... Angus Woolf
Anthony Calf ... Gerald Laird
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marius Botha Marius Botha ... Dutch Agent
David Butler David Butler ... Keegan-Vale
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A múlt árnyékában See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

The notice of Romer's memorial service shows his awards as KCB, MC and Bar, Croix de Guerre. The order of precedence is strict, and the awards should have been in the order OM (Order of Merit), KCB (Knight Commander, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath), Military Cross and Bar, Croix de Guerre. See more »

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Featured in The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Watchable - but not perfect...
29 December 2012 | by aciddropkidSee all my reviews

Was "Restless" worth using up 3 hours of my life on? The answer is (probably) 'Yes', but only just... The plot was interesting, the performances adequate, and I had to think a number of times as to who, when, and where the characters were when settings changed. The casting was a bit iffy for me. I found it hard to accept the actors as the same people at varying stages of their lives. (I accept there must be difficulties involved in productions that need to show characters at different points in their lives, but the casting here wasn't the best. I suppose it's a toss-up between using different actors, or ageing characters by make-up. Both must have their problems.) On top of that, and without even trying, I noticed some anomalies. Among others, the wrong version of the Stars and Stripes was used, and wrong telephone ring tones too. The mother and daughter left the shop without taking all of their purchases with them. The college tutor finished his drink twice. All in all, it passed the time, but my 'suspension-of-disbelief' was suspended. I'm only a customer - what do I know..?


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