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.
As an executive producer on this picture, screenwriter Justin Haythe remained with the film through its wintry production in Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria and London, England. [Director] "Francis Lawrence has involved me in the process," said Haythe. "We worked very closely in the adaptation process, and he has involved me in the process of filming, to sit in rehearsals, to give notes, to make whatever changes need to be made. That only really happens with a director who is completely in control of what he is doing." See more »
Lock Picking Technique. The Hook/Rake together with the Flat Bar Tension Wrench, are always required to be used, to actually pick a lock. Without using the correct lock-picking tools, Dominika Egorova unlocks Marta's locked room. 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 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 »