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One of only a handful of films Charlotte Rampling has managed to keep her clothes on. And the first where Jennifer Lawrence takes hers off. See more »
The floppy disks used by the agents may seem cumbersome and obsolete. However, in real life police and military still (as of 2018) use floppy disks to store classified documents. Since its impossible to hack or clone a floppy without having the physical disk in hand, and a floppy drive is needed to even read it, they are more secure than a smart phone or a USB memory stick, for example. See more »
[to assembled class]
From this day forward, you will become Sparrows. Weapons in a global struggle for power. You have been selected because of your beauty, because of your strength. And, in some cases, because of your vulnerability.
[clearly meaning Anya]
Katya, Viktor, come here please.
[Dominika and Viktor obliges]
Here we deal in psychological manipulation. You'll be trained to determine a target's weakness, to exploit that weakness through seduction, and to extract information.
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The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »
The UK version is cut for "strong sadistic violence" to earn a 15 certificate instead of an 18, which was done based on BBFC advice. As both countries make up the same distribution region, Ireland also received the same cut version (rated 16 for cinema and 18 on video).
The contentious scene shows Ustinov being strangled:
In the UK version, we only see a brief establishing shot where his hands are covering his throat, cutting right to a close-up of Dominika struggling but completely clean. The censored footage shows the wire cutting into Ustinov's throat for much longer, in more graphic detail after his arms hang loose, and him bleeding on Dominika's chest.
Ustinov collapsing uses an alternate shot in the UK version, and the second close-up of Dominika is digitally bloodless as with the first, but there's still blood on her chest when putting on her clothes as per the uncut version (a continuity error).
The uncut version is roughly 13 seconds longer. See more »
Shows how close to truth this film is. It is not a documentary however. It is lots of fun. Has a lot of action, violence and sex (the Russian FBI arrested had moved in with a Conservative leader). The main actor and actress give it their all and put ina fine performance.
Yet nothing is as brutal as the film's beginning where hopes are literally shattered.
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