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Atomic Blonde (2017)

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An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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David Leitch

Writers:

Kurt Johnstad (screenplay by), Antony Johnston (based on the Oni Press graphic novel series "The Coldest City" written by) | 1 more credit »
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10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Lorraine Broughton
James McAvoy ... David Percival
Eddie Marsan ... Spyglass
John Goodman ... Emmett Kurzfeld
Toby Jones ... Eric Gray
James Faulkner ... Chief 'C'
Roland Møller ... Aleksander Bremovych (as Roland Moller)
Sofia Boutella ... Delphine Lasalle
Bill Skarsgård ... Merkel
Sam Hargrave ... James Gasciogne
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Yuri Bakhtin (as Jóhannes Jóhannesson)
Til Schweiger ... Watchmaker
Barbara Sukowa ... Coroner
Attila C. Arpa ... East German Guard #1 (as Attila Arpa)
Martin Angerbauer ... East German Guard #2
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Storyline

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Written by Focus Features

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Talents can be overrated.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Use of the Wilhelm scream during the apartment fight as Lorraine is jumping out of the window. See more »

Goofs

When agent Broughton changes from Alexanderplatz to the Kino International she just crosses the street. In fact both locations lay over 600 meter away from each other. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ronald Reagan: East and West do not mistrust each other because we're armed. We're armed because we mistrust each other. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.
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Crazy Credits

Writing credit for 'London Calling' lists Trooper Headon. It should be Topper Headon. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, mandatory censorship cuts were required before the film could be granted an 'A' certificate from the CBFC (Indian Film Censors); these cuts completely removed the sex scene between Theron and Boutella, sight of Theron's bare bottom, shots of a woman's nipples through her t-shirt and a scene in which Theron is shown topless, in addition to this cuts were made to the subtitles removing uses of the terms: 'c**t', 'cock, 'balls', 'bitch', 'prick' and 'cocksucker'. However the language itself is still audible on the soundtrack. No cuts were made to violence. See more »


Soundtracks

Der Kommissar
Written by Robert Ponger and Falco
Performed by After The Fire
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good action movie that does its job. Recommended.
6 July 2019 | by EnricoFnSee all my reviews

Great action sequences, photography, and acting, a solid action movie in a sea of garbage. The movie is very entertaining and just flies by.

The plot is relatively simple, standard spy movie stuff, and presented in an interesting way appropriate for the genre. The acting is good, with characters whose intent we're never quite sure of. Of course, Charlize Theron is perfect in this femme fatale role.

The action is very well made, with relatively long, well-choreographed shots (much like John Wick). It gives a really good sense of actual fighting as it really seems like they're beating each other up. Her fighting style makes sense as the slender woman that she is: quick, uses her environment, and frequently performs various Judo throws which is always nice to see.

The photography is great, and personally I quite liked the aesthetics of the purple and blue lights, and the gloomy depiction of 1989 Berlin.

What surprises me most is that this movie currently has the same rating as the last Fast and Furious, where the action seems to be filmed by someone high on coke who keeps cutting left and right, and with ludicrous plots and acting.

In my humble opinion, this is leagues above that, and hopefully action movies move in this and John Wick's direction.


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Country:

USA | Germany | Sweden | Hungary

Language:

English | German | Russian | Swedish

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coldest City See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,286,420, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$51,687,870

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,014,025
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Dolby Atmos

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2.39 : 1
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