A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.
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Series cast summary:
Simona Brown ...  Rachel 6 episodes, 2018
Gennady Fleyscher Gennady Fleyscher ...  Schwilli 6 episodes, 2018
Clare Holman ...  Miss Bach 6 episodes, 2018
Daniel Litman ...  Daniel 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Moshonov ...  Shimon Litvak 6 episodes, 2018
Florence Pugh ...  Charlie / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Shannon ...  Martin Kurtz 6 episodes, 2018
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Gadi Becker 6 episodes, 2018
Kate Sumpter ...  Rose 6 episodes, 2018
Alessandro Piavani ...  Mario Rossino 5 episodes, 2018
Lubna Azabal ...  Fatmeh Al-Khadar 4 episodes, 2018
Amir Khoury ...  Michel / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Iben Akerlie ...  Anna Witgen 3 episodes, 2018
Adel Bencherif ...  Tayeh 3 episodes, 2018
Shlomo Bar-Aba ...  Noah Gavron 3 episodes, 2018
Alexander Beyer ...  Dr Paul Alexis 3 episodes, 2018
Charif Ghattas Charif Ghattas ...  Khalil Al-Khadar 3 episodes, 2018
Katharina Schüttler ...  Helga Stern 3 episodes, 2018
Jeff Wilbusch ...  Anton Mesterbein 3 episodes, 2018
Roee Adar Roee Adar ...  Oded 2 episodes, 2018
Shane Attwooll ...  Pub Theatre Manager 2 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Child ...  Chancellor 2 episodes, 2018
Charles Dance ...  Commander Picton 2 episodes, 2018
Edward Davis Edward Davis ...  Willie 2 episodes, 2018
Tom Hanson ...  Paulie 2 episodes, 2018
Ricki Hayut Ricki Hayut ...  Professor Irene Minkel 2 episodes, 2018
Max Irons ...  Al 2 episodes, 2018
Bethany Muir ...  Sophie 2 episodes, 2018
Sam Troughton ...  Captain Meadows 2 episodes, 2018


A bomb, delivered in a suitcase, goes off inside the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis seek to put an end to the increasing number of bombings, all of which are masterfully thought out by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric English actress and manage to turn her into one of their agents, with whose help she brilliantly wins the confidence of the Palestinian network until she is accepted as one of their own. Written by r_tripleus

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Seduction. Manipulation. Betrayal. Never Trust A Spy.


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Florence Pugh revealed that nudity was banned by the American television network which co-produced the drama. Purgh explained, "America is quite scared of bums and nipples. We had to make sure there were no bums and nipples out. There was one scene we did where Alex [Skarsgård] and I were under the duvet and supposedly naked, and halfway through, I hear: 'CUT! CUT!' [Director Chan-wook Park] says: 'Florence, you've got to hide your nipples more!' I'm like: 'OK!' So we do it again, and again I hear: 'CUT! CUT! Florence! It looks like you're hiding your nipples.' I'm like: 'Arrrgh! Just let me get my breasts out, I don't care!' But America does care. I don't know why. My parents were very cool and made sure we watched lots of European films when we grew up, so nudity has never been a problem for me, as long as it's done beautifully." See more »


The red Mercedes used throughout the series has a Munich number plate with 5 digits. Standard number plates are limited to 4 digits in Germany. See more »

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Intriguing and suspenseful TV series based on the best-selling novel by John Le Carre
3 January 2021 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A thrilling and exciting , though slow-moving TV series formed by six episodes that has certainly its good moments , outstanding the enjoyable interpretations. It deals with an Israeli counter-intelligence agent : Alexander Skarsgard recruits a stage player called Charlie : Florence Pugh , sympathetic to the Palestine cause to trap fanatic terrorist leaders by impersonating a devote follower . Charlie is placed into a world where she starts being an actress , then becomes a spy, then is trained by Palestinians as a guerrilla and ultimately is sent to deliver a bomb . She is chronically confused by how far she is actually supposed to go in her embodiments and how much herself she must give up. " You want to crack the terror target these days you practically have to build yourself your own terrorist first" . She is the creation of ruthless men . She is Le Carre's drummer girl . She will become their most deadly weapon . As long as they can make her fall in love .

Director not only takes his time , well over 6 hours , with this TV version of the recently deceased John Le Carre , but doesn't do too well at getting us to believe that a pro-Palestinian actress in England could be recruited to the Israeli cause to help root out the very people whose cause she has espoused . This treatment of a fine story takes inspiration enough in too many departments, though lacks more movement and action , however , there's some suspense towards the end . Solid interpretations abound sustaining interest enough through a puzzling , sometimes boring , frustating and tiring tale . Florence Pugh is at or near her very best , she gives a compelling acting , as well as Alexander Skarsgard as an Israeli counter-intelligence officer. Along with other notorious secondaries providing notable performances as Michael Shannon, Max Irons , Katharina Schuttler , and Charles Dance as a British agent . There is another cinematic version dealing with this maze of espionage titled "The Little Drummer girl" 1984 by George Roy Hill with Diane Keaton , Klaus Kinski , Yorgo Voyagis , Sami Frey . Rating 6.5/10 . Decent TV series .

The series was well and professionally directed by Chan-Wook Park Park. He is a prestigious South Korean writer/producer/director . As he has made notorious films , such as : Joint Security Area JSA, Old Boy , Sympathy for Lady Vengeance , Stoker , Handmaiden, among others .

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