Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.
Russian president Vladimir Putin is a key figure in the book on which the movie is based. However, Fox decided to cut him out of the film adaptation. When Fox exec Emma Watts optioned the book in 2013, she shifted the story from modern-day Russia to 1970s Budapest, nominally to give it a more "timeless" feel - and though Putin has a key role in the book, he was dropped. Then, after Francis Lawrence came aboard as director, Watts shifted the story back to the present day. Despite the explosion of interest in the Kremlin following the (2016) U.S. election, Putin's character was not restored. Insiders describe the moves as "creative choices," but by avoiding Putin, Fox also is steering clear of any Russian hackers who might protest. See more »
When Dominika meets Boucher in the bar, the bottle of Tanqueray 10 is filled with dark brown liquid.
But, Gin is transparent and has no color. See more »
We'll always be their whores. Unless, of course, we have something they want. If I were you I'd find something.
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The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »
The Indian theatrical release received an A certificate after some cuts in violence, language and sexual content were made. Frontal/back nudity was completely removed along with some killings getting reduced by 50% and liquor labels being blurred. An anti-smoking disclaimer was also displayed. This version is 142 minutes long. See more »