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Charlie, a fiery and brilliant young actress, meets a mysterious stranger on the beach in Greece and he draws her into a high-stakes international espionage operation.

Director:

Chan-wook Park (as Park Chan-Wook)

Writers:

Michael Lesslie, John le Carré (based on the novel by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roee Adar ... Oded
Iben Akerlie ... Anna Witgen
Shane Attwooll ... Pub Theatre Manager
Shlomo Bar-Aba ... Noah Gavron (as Shlomo Barabba)
Alexander Beyer ... Dr. Paul Alexis
Simona Brown ... Rachel
Edward Davis ... Willie
Shani Erez ... Mrs. Fineberg
Gennady Fleyscher Gennady Fleyscher ... Schwilli (as Gennady Fleisher)
Vitali Friedland Vitali Friedland ... Aaron Fineberg
Charif Ghattas Charif Ghattas ... Khalil Al-Khadar
Micah Gordon ... Gabriel Fineberg
Tom Hanson Tom Hanson ... Paulie
Clare Holman ... Miss Bach
Max Irons ... Al
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Charlie, a fiery and brilliant young actress, meets a mysterious stranger on the beach in Greece and he draws her into a high-stakes international espionage operation.

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Drama | Thriller

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English

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19 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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25 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Little Drummer Girl

Chan-wook's avant-garde lexicon for the espionage thriller is much more personal to ever come across the screen. Often or not, such a genre ultimately gets culminated into a more general purpose or agenda that they thrive upon. But John Le Carre, whose book from which it is adapted, is self-obsessed with its characters too much to lose their touch. And from those characters' perspective and equation among them, a non-provocative message is weaved out from it. But this is Le Carre's doing, the screenplay by Lesslie and Wilson fumbles a lot before reaching the point. In fact in its initial stage it is gripping and compelling that holds you on the edge of your seat.

But its second act is a bit dodgy, reliable upon sloppy ineffective close calls, it shucks away the earned integrity by the series up till then. And with a final bang, it chooses to fiddle with your emotions, it doesn't have a smart ending, but it surely is justified. Chan-wook's execution is admirable and show a lot of potential. The adapted structure of the script is your basic series follow up, there is groundbreaking is writing or execution. Pugh, on the lead role is at times convincing and at times unreliable, she isn't consistently convincing which puts the series in a very tight spot considering she has to drive it.

Skarsgard as his supporter and arguable on a parallel role, is convincing and aptly reserved yet expressive enough to speak through his portrayal. Shannon oozes power in his supporting role over the others and is kept under the shades for the most part of it. The Little Drummer Girl is a passive adaptation, it is part people pleaser, part honestly unfiltered, and within that balanced tone, it is blatantly above mediocrity.

Episode #1.1

It utilizes the aspects of its genre thoroughly, it is thrilling, not for its scares or flips or tricks, but for its uncertainty that is kept alive on screen walking a perfect balance of both crispy and husky bits.


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